Kenyan members of the Catholic Church joined the rest of their counterparts in the world to mark the Ash Wednesday also known as the lent with calls of peace topping sermons.
Archbishop John Cardinal Njue who led mass at the Holy Family Basilica underscored the need for Kenyans and Christians to commit to prayers for the needy, the nation and to offer forgiveness during this 40 days of fasting ahead of the Easter celebrations.
Leading hundreds of the church faithful archbishop Njue reminded the church of the need for repentance and believing as in the Gospel as taught by Jesus Christ.
Njue called on Christians to observe peace and commit to prayers for the needy, the nation and to offer forgiveness during this period of self-denial.
Faithful present expressed their joy rallying on Kenyans to pray for nation healing. The theme of this year’s message is inspired by words Jesus spoke near the end of His life on the Mount of Olives regarding the end of time that ‘Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold’ Pope Francis on Tuesday released his message for the 2018 liturgical season of Lent, urging Catholics to come back to the Lord with all their hearts.