Catholic priest weds, gets ordained on the same day in Githunguri

Catholic priest weds, gets ordained on the same day in Githunguri

Reverend Father Edwin Gathang'i Waiguru and his wife Margaret Wanjira Githui

Residents of Ikinu, Githunguri, and Kiambu County were stunned on Sunday by a rare wedding ceremony in which a Catholic priest exchanged marriage vows with his lover.

Reverend Father Edwin Gathang'i Waiguru married Margaret Wanjira Githui after defecting to the Catholic Charismatic church, a Roman Catholic splinter group.

He was also ordained as a Roman Catholic priest on the same day.

Waiguru told Nation TV that his decision to marry was a call from God, a dream he has been harbouring for years.

"I thank my wife for accepting to come and be also used by God so that we can show the world that it's possible for somebody to serve God and have a family because God did not make a mistake when he created a man and a woman and he said it is not good for a man to be alone," he said.

"Many people who were in the occasion said they have never seen such a thing that you can have a wedding and an ordination at the same time."

Waiguru claims that since beginning his faith journey in 2003, he has travelled to the United States for missionary purposes, and then to Haiti for the same before returning home.

Bishop Patrick Mulinge, who ordained Waiguru to the priesthood in 2003, first met him in the seminary.

"I thank my bishop for accepting that call from God to come and ordain me. I'm also grateful that God has found it worthy to use me to bring something new in the world," Waiguru stated. 

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