Quick Answer: Who is the cardinal in Kenya?

His Eminence John Njue
Born 1944 (age 76–77) Embu, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post(s) Bishop of Embu (1986–2002) Coadjutor Archbishop of Nyeri (2002–2007) Archbishop of Nairobi (2007-2021)

Who was the first cardinal in Kenya?

Maurice Michael Otunga

Servant of God His Eminence Maurice Michael Otunga
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth name Maurice Michael Otunga
Born January 1923 Chebukwa, Bungoma, Kenya

Why did Cardinal Njue resign?

The Cardinal tendered in his resignation after he attained the mandatory retirement age for Bishops (75 years), as stipulated by Catholic Church’s Canon 401 in the Code of Canon Law.

Who will succeed Cardinal John Njue?

If experience will count, then the 68 year old stands a chance of succeeding John Cardinal Njue. Archbishop Philip Arnold Subira Anyolo, the Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese. The long serving chairperson of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has been a priest for 36 years and a bishop for 24 years.

How old is Bishop Njue?

Cardinal Njue tendered his resignation upon attaining 75 years, the mandatory retirement age for Bishops. The Cardinal was born in Embu, central Kenya, in 1944 and is 77 years old this year. According to the Vatican, he was ordained a priest by Pope Paul VI on January 6, 1973.

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Does Cardinal Njue have a child?

EXPOSED: Catholic boss Cardinal Njue got a DAUGHTER called Faith Njue, lives in Australia.

How many Catholic archbishops are there in Kenya?

The Roman Catholic Church in Kenya is composed of 4 ecclesiastical provinces and 20 suffragan dioceses.

Who is the current Catholic Cardinal?

The most recent consistory for the creation of cardinals was held on 28 November 2020, when Pope Francis created 13 cardinals, including 9 cardinal electors.

Living cardinals.

Name Angelo Sodano*
Country Italy
Born 23 November 1927 (age 93)
Consistory 28 June 1991 John Paul II
Office Secretary of State emeritus

How do you become a cardinal?

The only way to become a cardinal is to get to current pope to appoint you as one — and of the 5,000 bishops, only about 200 are ever cardinals.

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