Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, has congratulated Most Reverend Peter Ebere Okpalaeke, Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese in Anambra State, on his appointment as Cardinal by His Holiness, Pope Francis.
Governor Soludo described the elevation as a befitting reward for the Bishop who over the years, has shown exemplary conduct in the service of God through great personal sacrifices and outstanding contributions to ecumenical services in the Church.
The Governor recalled that only two Africans (including Bishop Okpalaeke) are among the 21 Bishops elevated to the rank of Cardinals on 29 May 2022, preparatory for Pope Francis’ eighth consistory for the creation of new cardinals scheduled to hold on August 27 2022, adding that Bishop Okpalaeke was the second Cardinal from Anambra State after Francis Cardinal Arinze.
On behalf of the Government and good people of Anambra State, Governor Soludo prayed God to grant Bishop Okpalaeke more strength, sound health and wisdom to excel in his new assignment in the vineyard of God.
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