Cardinal Baawobr dies, aged 63

Accra Nov 27, GNA – Kuuia Richard Cardinal Baawobr, the Catholic Bishop of Wa, has passed on.

A statement issued by the Vatican said he died on Sunday, November 27 in Rome.

He was the Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea, having been elevated as Cardinal by Pope Francis  on 27 August 2022.

According to the catholic-hierarchy. org, Cardinal Baawobr was born on 21 June 1959, and was professed on 5 December 1986.

He was ordained Priest of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) on 18 July 1987.

On 31 May 2010, he was       appointed Superior General of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers).

It was on 17 February 2016 that he was appointed Bishop of Wa, and ordained on 7 May that year as Bishop.