30th August 2021
To the Christians of Kitui Catholic Diocese
Through the Parish Priests.
My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour (Luke1:46)
Dear Christians of our great Diocese of Kitui and all people of goodwill .My prayers for you all as I thank God for the gift that each one of you is to our church. May your faith grow stronger each new day. May the Good Lord in his immeasurable love protect us from all evil. May he keep us safe especially during these tough times when we confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us be extra careful to avoid contracting the disease or transmitting it to others. This pandemic is affecting us all in different ways. May we continue showing love and support to one another. Let us help each other to carry the burdens in our lives and let no one be abandoned to suffer alone. Our help is in the name of God, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 121:1).
It is one year since I was consecrated Bishop of Kitui. I thank you all for your support and look forward to further collaboration as we move forward. Despite the hard times we are facing, we as a diocese have achieved a lot within a year. Our solidarity is our strength. With joy and hope, we await greater blessings. With the Lord on our side, nothing is impossible (cf. Matthew 19:26).
Our Diocesan Pastoral Strategic Plan (2016-2021) has been our compass in shaping the life of our diocese. As we look forward to the future, we thank God for the achievements made. I thank you all for your selfless dedication so as to build our diocese. I thank our many friends and partners who continue to journey with us. Special thanks to His Grace Archbishop Anthony Muheria who led this diocese for 12 years since August 2008. We evaluate and discern how we met our goals and where we faced setbacks and challenges so as to plan for a better future in a new Diocesan Strategic Plan (2022-2026).