Monday, October 12, 2009

Requiem Mass, Burial for Bp. Baldacchino on Tuesday

The Catholic Diocese of Malindi, Kenya, will be celebrating a requiem Mass on Tuesday 13 October, 2009, for their late shepherd, Rt. Rev. Francis Baldacchino, OFM Cap, who passed away early on Saturday 10 October, 2009.

According to Fr. Peter Karanja Kamau, assistant Priest, St. Anthony cathedral in the diocese, the diocese will also hold another requiem Mass on Saturday 17 October, 2009.

At the same time, the burial of the late bishop is to be held on Tuesday 13 October, 2009, at Malta Island.

His Eminence John Cardinal Njue and several other Bishops are expected to attend the burial in Malta.

The Acting Chairman of the Kenya Episcopal Conference, Bishop Philip Anyolo is expected to preside over the requiem Mass in Malindi on Tuesday.

While officially announcing the demise of the late Bishop on saturday, Bishop Anyolo expressed profound sorrow for the loss.

And at the on going Synod for Africa in ROME, Archbishop Nikola ETEROVIC, Secretary of the Synod, broke the sad news to the Synod fathers on Saturday, paying a glowing tribute for the work the late Bishop was doing in Kenya.

The late Bishop passed away while under going treatment in Marsa, Malta Island, off Italian coast in the Mediterranean Sea, after suffering from heart and liver complications.

It is in this same Island, where the late Bishop was born on July 6, 1936. He was ordained priest on March 18, 1961, and appointed Bishop of Malindi on June24, 2000, whereby, he was ordained the Diocesan shepherd on September 2, 2000.

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  1. His works for certain remain visible in the Diocese of Malindi. We love you Bishop and we wish to follow your footsteps of self sacrifice, hardwork and dedication to the unpreviliged in the society. May God Almighty grant him eternal rest. Rest in peace our beloved Bishop.

  2. wolfram simati from kenyaOctober 12, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    may he rest in peace

  3. Bishop Francis, you gave gave your all to serve the Lord and His people in Malindi, you were a beacon of love and faith for all of us. Rest, God's instrument, may the Lord whom you served so well give you an crown of an unfading glory.
    Waweru, OFM Cap., Rome

  4. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.Amen. He really served the flock of Christ as a true witness of Him.

    Monicah Wangui, Radio Maria Kenya.


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