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Late Richard Cardinal Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana). Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Africa Eulogize Cardinal Who Served “with dedication, generosity”

Nov 30, 2022

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have paid glowing tribute to Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who passed on in Rome on November 27.

Pope Francis greets late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

“Faithful witness, wise, gentle pastor”: Holy Father Pays Tribute to Late African Cardinal

Nov 29, 2022

Pope Francis has eulogized the late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who died on Sunday, November 27 as a “faithful witness to the gospel”.

Late Richard Cardinal Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana). Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishop Mourns African Cardinal Who Desired to Revive Symposium of Bishops

Nov 28, 2022

The desire of Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, who served as President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) before his death on Sunday, November 27, was to fire up the work of the common forum of Catholic Bishops on the continent, the Bishop of Oyo Diocese in Nigeria has said.

Late Richard Cardinal Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana). Credit: SECAM

Recently Elevated African Cardinal Dies Days after Leaving Hospital in Rome

Nov 27, 2022

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, one of the Catholic Church leaders elevated to Cardinal during the August 27 Consistory, has died.

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr of Ghana's Wa Diocese. Credit: SECAM

Ghanaian Cardinal Discharged from Hospital in Rome, Thankful for Spiritual Solidarity

Nov 23, 2022

The recently elevated Cardinal from Ghana who has been in hospital in Roma after undergoing a heart surgery in September has been discharged.

Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke speaking on the occasion of the thanksgiving Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral of Ekwulobia Diocese. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network.

Cardinal in Nigeria Expresses Solidarity with Youth ahead of Dialogue with Pope Francis

Oct 31, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia in Nigeria has sent a message of solidarity with Catholic youths in Africa who are participating in the planned dialogue with Pope Francis, expressing hope that the young people will have a fruitful conversation with the Holy Father.

Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke speaking on the occasion of the thanksgiving Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral of Ekwulobia Diocese. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network.

Recent Creation of Nigerian Bishop as Cardinal Hailed as “an elevation of local Church”

Sep 11, 2022

The elevation of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese to the rank of Cardinal is a promotion of the local Church, the people of God in Nigeria, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said.

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr of Ghana's Wa Diocese. Credit: SECAM

African Cardinal Hospitalized in Rome Thankful for Prayers for “complete, full recovery”

Sep 2, 2022

The new Ghanaian Cardinal who is expected to undergo heart surgery in Rome has expressed gratitude to the people of God praying for his “complete and full recovery”.

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, speaking at the opening ceremony of the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM in Accra, Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

African Cardinal Absent at Consistory “doing well, in high spirits”: Catholic Priest

Aug 30, 2022

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, the new Ghanaian Cardinal who missed the August 27 Consistory due to a heart complication is “doing well and in high spirits”, the Director of Communications of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) has told ACI Africa.

Cardinal Oscar Cantoni, bishop of Como, receives the red biretta from Pope Francis at the consistory in St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 27, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Jesus is Asking, “can I count on you?”: Pope Francis during Creation of 20 New Cardinals

Aug 28, 2022

Pope Francis created 20 new cardinals for the Catholic Church during a liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica Saturday.

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, speaking at the conclusion Mass of their 19th Plenary Assembly at the Holy Spirit Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Accra on 31 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Appeals for Prayers for African Cardinal Absent at Consistory Due to "heart problem"

Aug 27, 2022

Pope Francis has appealed for prayers for Ghanaian Cardinal, Richard Kuuia Baawobr who missed the August 27 Consistory due to what the Holy Father termed "a heart problem".

Pope Francis holds an Ordinary Public Consistory in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, May 3, 2021. Vatican Media.

Who Will Vote for a New Pope after Francis? A Look at the Cardinals by the Numbers

Aug 25, 2022

On Aug. 27, Pope Francis will create 20 new cardinals, bringing the total number in the college to 229. 

A consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica Nov. 28, 2020. Vatican Media.

Who Are the New Cardinals Pope Francis Created in 2022?

Aug 24, 2022

There will be 16 cardinals under the age of 80 elevated at the next consistory, to be held Aug. 27. 

A consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica Nov. 28, 2020. Vatican Media.

What You Need to Know about Pope Francis' Next Consistory

Aug 17, 2022

On Saturday, Aug. 27, Pope Francis will place a red biretta on the heads of 18 bishops and two priests, declaring them to be cardinals “to the glory of almighty God and the honor of the Apostolic See.”

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, one of the two Cardinals-designate from Africa. Credit: ACI Africa

“I came to accept it as an invitation to serve”: Ghanaian Bishop on Being Named Cardinal

Jul 29, 2022

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, one of the two Cardinals-designate from Africa, has described his being named candidate to receive a red hat in August as “an invitation to serve” the people of God in Ghana.

Newly named Cardinals from Africa: Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese (left) and Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Names 21 New Cardinals, Including Two from Africa

May 29, 2022

Pope Francis has said that he will create 21 new Cardinals, including two Bishops from Africa, one from Nigeria and the other from Ghana.

Newly named Cardinal from Nigeria, Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Bishop Who “resigned” amid Sustained Opposition among 21 Newly Named Cardinals

May 29, 2022

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke who resigned in 2018 following sustained opposition to his Episcopal appointment for Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese is among the 21 new Cardinals that Pope Francis named on Sunday, May 29.

Cardinal Antoine Kambanda receives the red hat from Pope Francis November 28, 2020. / Vatican Media.

Fostering Family “as domestic church” to Remain Priority for Rwanda’s First Cardinal

Dec 1, 2020

The new Cardinal for Rwanda, the first-ever Cardinal in the landlocked Great Rift Valley East African nation, will continue to prioritize family apostolate in what he considers the rebuilding of “internal structures” that the country requires.

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

"Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God": Pope Francis

Nov 29, 2020

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during this new liturgical year.

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Enrico Feroci Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: EWTN-CNA Photo/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican.

Pope Francis to New Cardinals: May the cross and resurrection always be your goal

Nov 28, 2020

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, November 28 urging them to remain vigilant lest they lose sight of their goal of the cross and resurrection.