Vatican, 29 November, 2022 / 9:45 pm (ACI Africa).
In a Tuesday, November 29 telegram message, Pope Francis says he learnt “with sadness” of the death of the Local Ordinary Ghana’s Wa Diocese who belonged to the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) and joins the people of God in praying for the soul of “this wise and gentle pastor”.
In his message, the Holy Father has extended his “heartfelt condolences” to Cardinal Baawobr’s family, Missionaries of Africa, and the Clergy, women and men Religious, and the Laity of the Ghanaian Catholic Diocese.
He acknowledges with appreciation “Cardinal Baawobr’s faithful witness to the gospel marked by generous service to the Church in Ghana, especially to those most in need.”
“I willingly join the faithful in praying that our merciful father may grant to this wise and gentle pastor the reward of his labors and welcome him into the light and peace of heaven,” Pope Francis says about the Ghanaian Cardinal who passed on at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome aged 63.