At Holy Mass to mark 18 years since the Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, died, the Kenyan Cardinal has been remembered for his service to the people of God whom he loved “very very dearly.”
“If there was a person who loved the Church and loved it very very dearly, it was the Servant of God, Maurice Cardinal Otunga,” the Vice Postulator for the cause of beatification and canonization of Kenyan-born Cardinal, Fr. Lawrence Njoroge, said during the memorial Mass, Monday, September 6.
Cardinal Otunga died on 6 September 2003 at the age of 80 after suffering a cardiac arrest. His cause for canonization started in 2009 when the then Archbishop of Nairobi, John Cardinal Njue petitioned the Vatican-based Congregation for the Causes of Saints to approve the process.