The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri and Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Kitui, Most Rev. Anthony Muheria has urged all the consecrated men and women to be light, walk in light and bring light to all the people as they serve in their vocation.
The Archbishop said it’s the responsibility of the clergy and religious to help the faithful to be holy as well as remind them about their baptism vows they made during their baptism.
The Archbishop was speaking this during the annual mass for the consecrated men and women on 10th February 2020 at Our Lady of Africa Cathedral. This mass is normally celebrated on the feast of the presentation day of the Lord but it was delayed due to the Archbishop’s official commitments.
In a bid to fight corruption, the clergy, religious and faithful signed the anti-corruption commitment forms and handed them over to the Archbishop. The Archbishop warned them in engaging in corruption related activities. He encouraged them to be in the front line to fight corruption sighting that corruption is not only about bribe but also attitude as well as misuse of power to favour some people or for personal gains.
“Dear priests and sisters, we must uproot corruption inside the church, because when the corruption hits in the church, it blindens our eyes, we are unable to see, we are unable to guide, blind leading blind no matter how much we shout they tell us “ah! hiyo ni siasa tu, mnaongea kwa sababu inawabidi kuongea, tunawajua” hence prohibiting us from fighting it publicly simply because we are fully involved in” He said
Speaking during the same occasion, Sr. Regina Gichina, who is the AOSK chairperson in Kitui Diocese, applauded the clergy and religious for the good work of evangelization they are doing in the diocese and requested them to be fully dedicated in the evangelization ministry and embrace it with integrity and faithfulness since they are the only example of Jesus’ cross.
The mass was attended by the Archbishop, Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Mwongela First vicar general, Fr. John Mwandi financial Administrator, priests, sisters, brothers and lay faithful across the diocese.