Accra, 30 July, 2022 / 10:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The Ghanaian Cardinal-designate, Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, has been elected President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
The Local Ordinary of Ghana’s Wa Diocese who was named Cardinal on May 29 was elected Saturday, July 30, the eve of the Eucharistic celebration to mark the conclusion of the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Bishop Baawobr is to take over from Philippe Cardinal Ouedraogo who has been at the helm of the continental symposium since July 2019.
The Ghanaian Bishop is among 21 new Cardinals to be created in the next Consistory scheduled for August 27.
To assist the Ghanaian Cardinal-designate as the first Vice President of SECAM is Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).