Priestly Ordination: Bishop George Nkuo ordains four Piarists in Yaounde

By Bakah Derick 

The Bishop of Kumbo Diocese His Lordship George Nkuo has ordained four priests into the Order of Pius Schools. The priestly ordination at Baptism of Jesus and St Ambrose Parish Cité Verte Yaoundé offered the prelate an opportunity to remind the then Deacons of what is expected of them as Priests. 
Picture of the altar during the ordination Mass

In his homily ahead of their Ordination, the resident Bishop of Kumbo Diocese congratulated the deacons for accepting the gift of priesthood. In his traditional style of firmness, Bishop Nkuo urged the priest to be selfless in their service to God and the Church. He reminded them of the need to be humble, gentle, compassionate in their duties as proclaimers of the truth of Christ. While encouraging the to be ordained priests to be messengers of hope, the Local Ordinary for the Diocese of Kumbo challenged the to be ordained to avoid love for power, money and authority. 
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Rev Fr Akem Evaristus Ndi, Provincial of the Province of Central Africa of the Order of Pius Schools has thanked the Bishop of Kumbo for always standing by them each time they call despite the challenging security context he lives in his Diocese. He welcomed his brothers into the order of priesthood and invited them to follow the footsteps of their founder St Joseph Calasanz. 
Many representing the Christian community and families of the ordained used the the arms giving exercise to celebrate the gift of priesthood in songs and dance. 

The newly ordained include Rev Fr Jean Sylvain Ottou, Rev Fr Tchatien Brandon Sekuna, Rev Fr Andre Serge Fouda and Rev Fr Womei Brian Yuh. 

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