The leader of the Anglican Church in Rwanda, Laurent Mbanda, congratulated Cardinal Antoine Kambanda, Archbishop of Kigali on his recent promotion to the level of Cardinal.
Cardinal Antoine Kambanda, Archbishop of Kigali was earlier this week announced on the list of those Pope Francis promoted to the level of Cardinals.
Archbishop Laurent Mbanda, the leader of the Anglican Church in Rwanda congratulates “His Grace Cardinal Bishop Antoine Kambanda as he wrote to him: “On behalf of the Anglican Church in Rwanda, and on my own behalf and my family’s, we are congratulating you on your appointment as Cardinal. It is a great honor for our country and the whole church. May the Holy Spirit continue to protect you.”
In an interview with the Rwanda Broadcasting Agency this week, the now Cadinal Kambanda attributed the promotion to almighty God who decides everything.
“I thank God, he who decides everything. It is something I never thought possible, but by the power of God, I also thank His Holiness Pope Francis for bestowing this trust on me and even surprising me because I did not know about that. People have been telling me and now I get the truth.” He said
To his surprise, however, he was ready to accept it and thank God. “So, I’m thankful to God because I believe in Him with all my heart and in my life, I decided to serve Him.” He added
“I am confident that I will have the opportunity to serve God more fully in the Church as a God-ordained family in the way of proclaiming His love and the gospel of salvation.” He noted393