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Akufo-Addo mourns with family of late Cardinal Baawobr


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo paid his tributes to His Eminence late Richard Cardinal Kuuia Baawobr, M.Afr, today, Thursday, January 12.


The President in an address at the funeral noted that the news of the death of the late Cardinal was a great sadness to the Catholic Church and all Ghanaians.


He added that the office of the president and other officials of the presidency planned to show him maximum solidarity during his elevation


According to the president, the death of the Cardinal is a deep regret to him in particular, and a big loss not only to the Catholic Church but the entire nation.


He said he has no doubt that His Eminence late Richard Cardinal Kuuia Baawobr, M.AFR, would have contributed immensely to the evangelical mission towards which the church is committed.



Sympathizers from all walks of life also paid their last respect to the late Cardinal.


His Eminence Richard Cardinal Kuuia Baawobr, M.AFR was the Bishop of Wa before he was nominated by Pope Francis as a Cardinal among 21 Catholic Priests on 29th May 2022.


He was elected the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) on July 30, the eve of the Eucharistic celebration to mark the conclusion of the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM in Accra.


He was born on 21st June 1959 and had served as a priest since 1987 before he passed on to glory on Sunday, November 27, 2022, in Rome.

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