Conakry, 03 March, 2021 / 6:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The Church in Guinea is mourning the passing of Bishop Emmanuel Félémou of the Catholic Diocese of Kankan who has been described as a father, a servant of the Church and a great model for the Clergy in the West African country.
Bishops in Guinea announced the death of the 60-year-old Bishop in a communiqué circulated to government and religious leaders as well as to people of God in the country on March 1.
“The Episcopal Conference of Guinea has the deep sorrow to inform you of the reminder to God of his servant His Excellency Monsignor Emmanuel Félémou, Bishop of the diocese of Kankan. Death occurred this Monday, March 1, 2021, in Conakry, following a long illness,” the Bishops announced in a joint statement.
In the statement signed by the Local Ordinary of N'Zérékoré Diocese, Bishop Raphaël Balla, who doubles as the President of the Episcopal Conference of Guinea, the Bishops added, “In offering you its most moved condolences, the Episcopal Conference of Guinea asks you to stand firm in faith and in hope in this so painful and trying situation.”
“The Lord God had given; the Lord God has taken back; blessed be his name!” the Bishops said in their collective message.