Monrovia, 21 September, 2021 / 7:59 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has eulogized the Apostolic Administrator of Liberia’s Monrovia Archdiocese as a “loyal servant of the Church.”
Fr. Charles Edmund Boyce, 57, whom Pope Francis appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Monrovia in June died on Sunday, September 19 while receiving treatment for “a terminal illness” at the Rainbow Health Centre New Matladi, Fr. Patrick Kabba announced on behalf of the College of Consultors of the Liberian Archdiocese.
“With sadness the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has learned of the death of the Very Reverend Charles E. Boyce, the Apostolic Administrator of Monrovia,” the leadership of the Vatican-based entity of the Roman Curia says in a statement signed by the Prefect and Secretary, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and Protase Cardinal Rugambwa, respectively.
In the statement published Monday, September 20, the Cardinals express “heartfelt condolences to the Archdiocese of Monrovia and Prayers with you for the eternal repose of the soul of this loyal servant of the Church.”
“On this occasion, we pray, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Reverend Charles E. Boyce, may now receive the eternal reward God has prepared for His Good and faithful servants,” the Vatican-based Cardinals say in the statement addressed to Fr. Kabba.