Kumasi, 12 March, 2020 / 1:41 am (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in a collective goodwill message, lauded Archbishop Peter Kwasi Sarpong, Emeritus of Kumasi in Southern Ghana for his contribution to the growth of the Church in the West African country during the Cleric’s close-to 40 years in office.
The pastoral achievements of Archbishop Sarpong, before immersing himself in authoring a book that details his experiences, were especially a key highlight of the March 8 celebration of the Episcopal Golden Jubilee Mass of the retired Archbishop at St. Peter’s Minor Basilica in Kumasi.
In his homily at the Golden Jubilee celebration, Bishop Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum of Koforidua noted, “Archbishop Sarpong has become a blessing to many, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, Muslims and traditionalists.”
He added, “His long service gave birth to four other Dioceses and institutions such as the Catholic University College, Fiapre and Spiritan University College in Ejisu.”
In a goodwill message that was read at the celebrations on behalf of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), the Bishops noted, “You became a member of the GCBC at an early age of 37 as the second native Bishop of Kumasi and with dint of hard work.”