Francis Cardinal Arinze Francis Cardinal Arinze
Prefect of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Roman Curia
Cardinal Priest of S Giovanni della Pigna
Nov 01, 1932
May 25, 1985
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English Gowon, Ekwueme, others at episcopal anniversary of Cardinal Arinze
Dec 01, 2015
FORMER Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), Second Republic Vice Pres­ident, Dr. Alex Ekwueme and Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, as well as more than 40 Bishops and Arch­bishops from all over the world, were among dignitaries, who attended the 50th episcopal anniversary of His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze, held at the Basili­ca of the Most High, in Onitsha yesterday.

November 30, 2015

Also in attendance were Catholic priests and other faithful who went to identify with the Cardinal, who started his journey with his ordination as a Priest at the age of 26.

In his homily at the Church service to mark the occasion, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, ex­tolled Arinze for his remarkable achieve­ments in propagating the gospel, not only in Nigeria, but across the globe.

He described Arinze as a combination of fidelity, heroism, determination, endur­ance, faith and joy.

He said, “Your Excellency, if in 2005, the whole world acclaimed you a worthy papabile, it was not by chance. It showed that your capacity was recognized.

“If on that occasion, you were not cho­sen as Pope, surely it was not because of your incapability, but because our conti­nent was not yet ripe for such an election.

“Your popularity is acclaimed the world over, even in Australia.

Also eulogizing the Cardinal at the reception organized soon after the service, the President, Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, His Grace, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, described Cardinal Arinze as a man full of energy, courage and capacity to work for God.

He said: “We have produced a wonderful episcopal personal­ity.”

Also speaking, His Grace, Most Rev. Augustine Casuji, said it was not in doubt tnat God endowed him for the great works he has done all the world over.
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