November 24, 2015

Cardinal Arinze sets to celebrate golden jubilee as bishop


By Nwabueze Okonkwo

ONITSHA—Activities marking a two-day Episcopal Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the ordination of His Eminence, Cardinal Francis Arinze, the President Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacrament in the Vatican City, is expected to commence on Friday, November 27 at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, Anambra State.



The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr.Valerian Maduka Okeke, who disclosed this to newsmen, yesterday, at the Bishop’s Court in the Basilica, said all is now set for the ceremony which will be hosted by the Archdiocese, adding that Cardinal Arinze is expected back home today from the Vatican City.

Okeke noted that activities lined up for the event, which is expected to take place on Friday, included holy mass, novelty football match, visit to Onitsha prison, distribution of gift items to the poor and needy and a gala night.

He noted that the life of Cardinal Arinze has been remarkable because he was consecrated a bishop at the age of 32, adding that he was the youngest Bishop in the world at that time.