Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has been promoted to the Apex Rank in the Catholic church under the order of the Knights of St. John.
Amaechi uring the induction
A Minister-designate, Mr 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 minister-designate for his service to the Order and humanity for over 20 years at the Pope John Paul II Catholic Centre in Abuja. Monsignor Kenneth Enang, the cleric in charge of the Pope John II Catholic Centre, explained that the promotion was premised on Amaechi’s support for 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 also the moral support.
“The Knights of St. Colombo’s built the seminary we have now at Kuje when Cardinal Ekandem 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,” he said.
In his acceptance speech, Amaechi expressed his continued commitment to the Catholic Church and membership of the knights.
The minister-designate also expressed joy for the promotion, saying: “For our leaders, our grandmaster 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.”
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