Bishop Sabino has challenged the Christians of Mongoyo Chapel, Lodonga Parish to pray to venerable Servant of God Bernardo Sartori so that they can receive a sign and approval that Fr.Sartori is with God. This was during a Eucharistic celebration at the chapel in a pastoral visit to the faithful of Mongoyo in Yumbe District.
On 13th December, 2021, The Holy Father Pope Francis promulgated a decree regarding the heroic virtues of Servant of God Bernardo Sartori, thereby proclaiming a Venerable. Venerable Bernardo Sartori now awaits the stage of beatification that precedes canonisation.
The Bishop conveyed blessings from the Holy Father Pope Francis through the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bianco to the Chrisntians of Mongoyo.
He also conveyed blessings from the beatification event of Rev.Fr. Dr. Giuseppe Joseph Ambrosoli, a former member of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus who served as a doctor, surgeon, and philanthropist and was beatified the previous Sunday in Kalongo town council, Agago district.
He handed over to the Christians through the catechist literature containing the life of blessed Dr. Ambrozoli who was recently beatified at Kolonga and asked the Christians to attain the level of holiness of blessed Dr.Ambrosoli. "This is also an invitation to us to follow Christ with all our hearts so that one day we can be like Fr.Dr. Joseph Ambrosoli and Fr.Bernardo Sartori and all other saints, we are very blessed and loved by God because these two holy men lived amongst us in our province, we are to imitate their lives so that one day we attain the holiness they have received. Our lives on earth are not permanent, we are on transit, the question we should ask ourselves is transit to go where? - to God, to heaven. Let us start our journey by simply doing what our Lord Jesus Christ tells us to do. Fr.Ambrosoli had the gift of being in many places, I had the privilege to personally know him as I was a young priest, he had the gift of being in the church, at the hospital, in the communities. What are our gifts and how are we making best use of the gifts God has given us. " Said the Bishop