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Amaechi gets highest Catholic Knights promotion

Former Minister of Transportation and current ministerial nominee, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, has been promoted to the highest rank in the Catholic Church under the order of the Knights of St. John.

The exemplification honour of the knights of St. John from Grand Master, Nigerian Temple Noble and Exalted Knights of the Holy Cross Knight of St. John International was conferred on the former Transportation Minister for his service to the Order and humanity for over twenty years, at the Pope John Paul II catholic Centre in Abuja.

While speaking, Monsignor Kenneth Enang, in charge of the Pope John II Catholic Centre, explained that the promotion was premised on his support toward the growth of the Catholic Church.
“We want to thank you Knights of St John’s, all the other knights, college of knights for the work you are doing for the church, for the support we get from the Knights in many areas not only the financial support but the moral support.
“The Knights of St Colombo’s built the seminary we have now at Kuje when cardinal Ecandem was alive and many of the Knights have built churches and handed over to the church.
“We ask God to bless you and your good works and let your labours not be in vain.”
In his acceptance remarks, an elated Amaechi who is a committed catholic and a member of the Knights
expressed joy for the promotion.
He said, “For our leaders, our grand-master here present thinking that we are qualified, my friend Collyns and Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, we are very grateful and happy for considering us worthy of this great position. Thank you and God bless you.”
Credit: Israel Ibeleme.



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