Accra, 12 May, 2020 / 2:40 am (ACI Africa).
A call to make the most vulnerable members of the society a priority especially during COVID-19 was the key message at the Chrism Mass celebration, which Ghana’s Archdiocese of Accra had postponed owing to the restrictions of the pandemic in the West African country.
In his homily at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie of Accra called on Priests in the Archdiocese to always give precedence to the sick, the poor, the aged, the abandoned and the vulnerable by carrying them in their hearts and ensuring their needs are attended to.
“As Priests, you are to teach the people to be open handed to the poor... We cannot be good Priests without being good Christians, hence we must put in place structures that can take care of the poor and needy in our parishes,” said Archbishop Kwofie Friday, May 8.
He added, “As a Church, we must always be on the side of the poor and abandoned by continuously proclaiming the message that the rich have a responsibility towards the poor.”
In the service in which the Vicar General, Cathedral Administrator and the Deans of the six Deaneries of the Archdiocese participated, the 62-year-old Spiritan Archbishop reminded the Priests to ensure that their anointing reaches every corner especially where those who have been entrusted to their care live.