His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze who was born on November 1, 1932 from Eziowelle in Anambra State is celebrating his 90th year old birthday today.
Congratulating the Cardinal, Governor Soludo described him as a reference point to Catholicism and evangelization of the gospel in Africa and beyond.
He was ordained to the Catholic Priesthood on 23rd November 1958 by Cardinal Gregorio Pietro Agagianian and consecrated Bishop on the 29th day of August 1965 by Archbishop Charles Heerey of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha in Anambra State.
On 25th May, 1985, he was created Cardinal by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II.
The Governor prays that God’s abundance of grace continues to rest on his life.