By Elizabeth Uwandu
Current Head of the Vatican State, and leader of the over 1.3 billion World Catholic Communion, Pope Francis, the 266th first Jesuit Bishop of Rome, has been commended as the world’s most outstanding living exemplar of sacrificial humility, inexhaustible love and extraordinary meekness.
Making this commendation is Senator Annie Okonkwo, a Knight of Saint John International, who spoke from the sanctuary of theVatican after a privileged audience with the Pope, with his daughter, Dr Nkem Okonkwo, recently.
The Pope who prayed and blessed them specially also urged them to remain flaming lights of service as global ambassadors of peace to humanity and Nigeria in particular.
Reflecting on this solemn encounter, Okonkwo said “you cannot experience Pope Francis personally and remain the same. Of course, I caught my miracle of spiritual rebirth swiftly and gladly, with a revived charter of love to all and ill to none, firmly implanted.”