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Kenya's First Catholic Blind Priest Ordained

Michael Mithamo (c) was ordained Kenya's first Catholic blind priest. (Photo: Radio Maria Kenya. Source: Facebook)

The archbishop of Nyeri Archdiocese in Kenya ordained a blind seminarian, Michael Mithamo King'ori, at St. John Bosco Kiamuiru Primary School Grounds, Kiamuiru parish, on January 14.

Catholic Church’s Radio Maria reported, “Jubilation and thanksgiving to God as the Catholic Church in Kenya witness the extraordinary ordination of the first blind priest, Mithamo of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri, to the priesthood.”

The report added that his story indicated that "with God, all things are possible."

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri Archdiocese conferred the priestly ordination to Rev. Mithamo and five other deacons.

Alexander Murage Wanjiku, Joseph Waihenya Kirira, George Gitonga Wamuyu, Mathew Karimi Njogu, and John Wanjohu Nyiwira were ordained together with Father Mithamo.

Hundreds of Catholics participated in this ordination ceremony.

Father Mithamo lost his sight during his study for the priesthood.

He served as a deacon at the Archdiocese of Nyeri, Kenya.

The Nyeri Archdiocese has about 53 parishes and served around 560,000 Catholics as of 2019.


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