Accra, 30 August, 2022 / 9:47 pm (ACI Africa).
Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, the new Ghanaian Cardinal who missed the August 27 Consistory due to a heart complication is “doing well and in high spirits”, the Director of Communications of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) has told ACI Africa.
On the day of the Consistory, August 27, Pope Francis appealed for prayers for Cardinal Baawobr who was absent from the Papal session during which the Holy Father created 20 new Cardinals for the Universal Church.
In a Tuesday, August 30 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Dieu-Donne Kofi Davor provided health updates of the Local Ordinary of Ghana’s Wa Diocese, and appealed for prayers for his full recovery.
Cardinal Baawobr “is doing well from the update I got from Rome; he is said to be in high spirits and spoke with the President of the Conference on phone,” Fr. Davor said in reference to phone conversation between the new Cardinal and the head of GCBC, Archbishop Phillip Naameh.
The Ghanaian Catholic Priest recalled the health situation of the 63-year-old member of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) before traveling to Rome for the Consistory, saying he “hasn’t been well and I am sure the fatigue got the best of him.”