The Bishop of Ekwulobia, Peter Okpaleke, was today ordained as a Cardinal by His Holiness, Pope Francis in Rome.
Okpaleke was part of the 20 new cardinals sworn in on Saturday by the Catholic church.
The coronation took place at St. Peters Square in Rome.
Meanwhile, the governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo and his wife, Nonye, attended the event.
Also, the labour party presidential candidate, Peter Obi was present at the event. He described Cardinal Okpalaeke as a huge blessing to, not just the church in Nigeria, but the universal church
Addressing journalists after the event at St Peter’s Basilica Rome, Obi said that he was happy with the number of Nigerians, cutting across regions and religions, who came to identify with another Nigerian on a great occasion.
He said that such spirit of love and unity is very characteristic of Nigerians. Obi said that such spirit of oneness, which transcends tribe, is highly needed in Nigeria’s political space, especially now the country had been badly wounded by collective effect of bad leadership.
He prayed God to continue to bless the cleric and give him more wisdom to continue to shepherd the flock placed under his care.
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