Gaborone, 14 July, 2021 / 2:12 pm (ACI Africa).
The Local Ordinary of Botswana’s Gaborone Diocese has said his last week’s elevation to the rank of an Archbishop “was a surprise.”
Bishop Franklyn Atese Nubuasah was, on July 5, appointed “Archbishop ad personam”, a rank that the Holy Father confers on some Bishops who are not Local Ordinaries of Archdioceses.
In a Tuesday, July 13 message posted on his Facebook page, the member of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) says he feels “unfit” for the new title.
“For me, it was a surprise. All I have wanted to do in life is to be faithful in my service of God and the church,” the 72-year-old Ghanaian-born Archbishop-elect says, adding, “It is not as if I sat for an examination and excelled. I did what I was called to do and nothing more.”
“Unfit for anything in the household of the Lord, I am grateful that God has remembered me,” he says, and adds, “Talk of a square peg in a round hole, and you would have described me to perfection.”