Cape Coast, 07 February, 2021 / 2:24 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Ghana’s Cape Coast Archdiocese who has confirmed that he is in hospital with COVID-19-related complications has asked for prayers for patients and health workers fighting the pandemic in the West African nation.
“My dear ones, this is just a video shot from the Recovery Garden at the Ga East Infectious Disease Center where I’m undergoing treatment for COVID-19,” Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle says in his Saturday, February 6 video message.
He adds, “I just thought sending this message out to those of you who are my loved ones, at least it will let you know, I have survived it for five days and therefore I encourage anybody who is afflicted not to be afraid because, yes COVID-19 is real but healing is equally real if we will do the best.”
The 70-year-old Archbishop further says, “As the first Saturday of this month of Our Lady of Lourdes, I pray for her intercession for all the frontline medical personnel at this center offering such commitment to care for us COVID-19 patients of which I am a very privileged one.”
In a WhatsApp message shared with members of the Roman Catholic Family group, the Ghanaian Archbishop appeals for prayer intentions for health workers and COVID-19 patients.