5 February 2013

Kenya: New Video On Cardinal Otunga Out

Nairobi — Nairobi-based Ukweli Video Productions, a project of the Kenya Episcopal Conference (KEC) has produced a second video on Maurice Cardinal Otunga, now declared by the Vatican (Holy See) as Servant of God.

Father Celestino Bundi, a member of the Central Committee on the current beatification process on the Cardinal says the new video will be officially launched on Saturday, February 9, 2013, when Catholic bishops will launch the 2013 Lenten Campaign message, whose theme is: United and Peaceful Kenya...the change I want to see, is based on the country's General elections, scheduled for March 4, 2013.

"To support the beatification process, each copy will be sold for Ksh 1, 000," explains Fr Bundi in an update on the process.

He says, "We are appealing for financial support. We are expected to deposit 10,000 Euros to the Vatican Bank by September this year as our commitment to the opening of the second phase in Rome."

He adds that the current Diocesan Phase of the process, being carried out in the country, is expected to be complete by September this year.

"We are hoping to submit the records to Rome to begin the Roman Phase by October 2013. We thank all who have supported the Diocesan phase, which we hope to conclude by September," says Fr Bundi.

He adds, "We are appealing to all people of God, clergy, religious men and women and people of good will to continue to support the process with prayers, praying each day the prayer of beatification."

"We are looking forward for a miracle. Kindly volunteer any healing or other favors received through intercession of Servant of God to the office," adds Fr Bundi.

The video is titled; Doing the Will of God: The Story of the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga (1923-2003).

"It is 180 minutes long and is in two parts of 90 minutes each. It documents the life of The Servant of God right from his home where he was born to where he lies at the Resurrection Gardens, and to the Cause of his beatification and Canonization," says Sr Agnes Lando, the director, Ukweli Video Productions.

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