Jonathan Congratulates Onaiyekan On His Elevation To The Rank Of Cardinal



President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated  John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan on elevation to the rank of Cardinal of the Catholic Church by Pope Benedict XVI.A statement evening by Reuben Abati, special to the President (Media & Publicity) said “On behalf of himself, the Federal and of , President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan heartily congratulates John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan on elevation to the rank of Cardinal of the Catholic Church by Pope Benedict XVI.

“President Jonathan believes Onaiyekan’s elevation to the highest echelon of the Catholic Church by the Pope clearly shows the exemplary diligence, and commitment with which he has gone about labours in the Lord’s vineyard since ordination in 1969 has been recognised and appreciated,” the statement said.

The President also  noted “ with Bishop Onaiyekan’s elevation, now has three members of the most eminent and distinguished College of Catholic Cardinals. He welcomes as an indication by the Vatican of its continuing recognition of the immense contributions of the Church in to the Worldwide Catholic Movement.”

Jonathan prayed   God Almighty will grant Bishop Onaiyekan continued good health and the strength, wisdom and Divine Guidance he will require to discharge his new responsibilities to the Glory of God and his fatherland just as he  wished  him a very successful tenure as Cardinal.

 

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