KITUI -ST. PAUL PARTNERSHIP MARKS ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

October 13, 2014

General, Kitui, Kenya Partnership

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The anniversary was held at Museve parish, where 240 faithful were given the sacrament of confirmation.Their was also exchange of gifts whereby the Kitui diocese gave St. Paul calabashes for baptism and St. Paul gave Kitui chalices.
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The partnership between the Catholic Diocese of Kitui and The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was officially unveiled on October 30, 2005, at the Kitui Cathedral in the presence of hundreds of faithful in the diocese of Kitui and the visiting delegation of 16 members from the St. Paul Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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However, the history of this partnership goes back to August 2004, when the late archbishop Bonface Lele led a delegation to St. Paul and Minneapolis.

For some time back, the diocese of Kitui had been working towards establishing international partnerships with external parishes/ Dioceses.

With support from the Catholic Relief Services (CRS); the diocese found a partner; the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who coincidentally, had been on the same road of Global Solidarity Partnership programmes since 2001.

This saw the formalizing of the partnership on October 14th, 2004, at Cannon falls, which was witnessed by His Grace Most Rt. Rev. Archbishop Harry Flynn of the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and the late Archbishop Boniface Lele (by then the bishop of kitui), among others

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