ARDINAL ARINZE, 23 BISHOPS, OVER 500 PRIESTS OFFICIATE AT BISHOP OKAFOR'S REQUIEM MASS
Over 6000 people attended the funeral ceremony.
His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze, former Prefect of Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, Vatican City, presided over the Requiem Mass concelebrated by 23 Bishops and over 500 priests from various Dioceses in the country.
In his homily, Cardinal Arinze said: the saying of Jesus "He who believes in me will never die" is our consolation as we gather to bury Bishop Simon Okafor. He described Bishop Okafor as a shining start and a great servant of God. Speaking on the meaning of life on earth, His Eminence said that God created man to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him,