Accra, 06 July, 2020 / 6:46 pm (ACI Africa).
A Ghanaian Bishop known for his love for people suffering from mental illness in the West African country has been recognized by the Holy Father who has appointed him to the position of member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) in one of the latest Papal appointments.
In the July 4 appointment, Pope Francis named Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Wa alongside four other Catholic Prelates to support in coordinating and strengthening relationships with other Christian denominations and Ecclesial communities.
These include the Archbishop of Newark in the U.S., Joseph William Cardinal Tobin; Bishop Mario Grech, emeritus of Gozo and Pro-Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Bishop Paulo Cezar Costa of São Carlos; and Bishop Paul Rouhana, Auxiliary of Joubbé, Sarba and Jounieh of the Maronites.
The Holy Father also appointed as Consulters of the same Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Archbishop Giacomo Morandi who is Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; and Archbishop Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro, Bishop Emeritus of Piana degli Albanesi and Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
Bishop Baawobr, a member of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa, is known in Ghana and beyond for many acts of charity, key among them, his love for people suffering from mental challenges and who have been neglected by their families.