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President Buhari has applauded the appointment of Bishop Peter Okpaleke.

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President Muhammadu Buhari hasapplauded the appointment of Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Ekwulobia Diocese, as a Cardinal by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis three days ago, announced Okpaleke’s appointment as well as 20 new cardinals to be created for the church on August 27.

Okpaleke in a statement by his Senior Special assistant on media and publicity Garba Shehu, commended the Pope for finding a capable Nigerian in the person of Okpaleke to be one of the two nominees from the African continent and congratulated the Nigerian Christian Community on this choice.

He described the Cardinal-designate who becomes the fourth Cardinal from Nigeria, as ably qualified, adding that having him in that position will benefit the country.

Written by: Enwongo Udo

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