Bishop Ezeokafor Says Creation Of Okpalaeke As Cardinal Divine
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Revd Paulinus Ezeokafor,
has described the creation of His Eminence, Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia by Pope Francis as divinely ordained and arranged.
Ezeokafor who said this upon his return from the Vatican to Awka on Wednesday said Okpaleke was a shining light not only to the Church in NIgeria, but to also the Universal Church.
“I am highly delighted. I am happy for Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke, on the occasion of his creation as a new cardinal, by His Holiness, Pope Francis, at a Consistory in Rome, Italy.
“On behalf of the entire Priests, Religious and laity of Catholic Diocese of Awka I say a big çongratulations to the newest Cardinal. We will continue to pray for him.
“We are happy for the newly created Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke, after he received the red hat from Pope Francis in Rome on Aug. 27, 2022. It calls for constant prayers,” he said.