The National Union of Ghana Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Associations (NUGCDPA) has pledged its support for Rev. Monsignor Samuel Kuah-Boateng, Bishop-Elect of the Diocese of Wiawso.
The Association in a statement issued on January 26, congratulated the Bishop-Elect while pledging support for him for the period of his reign.
“As the National Union of Ghana Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Associations (NUGCDPA), we would like to pledge our support and pray that the good Lord who has chosen you as a Bishop will continue to bless and give you the needed gifts to exercise your new office and service in the Church. We pray that Ss. Timothy and Titus, on whose Feast Day you were named a Bishop, will intercede for you always. Once again, congratulations,” the statement said.
Rev. Monsignor Samuel Kuah-Boateng has been a member of the Union since his priestly ordination in 2001, and is the Immediate Past President of the Wiawso Diocesan Priests’ Association, having served from 2012 to 2020.
NUGCDPA’s statement comes after Pope Francis appointed Rev. Monsignor Samuel Nkuah-Boateng new Bishop of the Diocese of Wiawso in Ghana.
His appointment was announced in Accra on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
“His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Father Samuel Nkuah-Boateng as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wiawso. His appointment is officially announced today, Thursday 26th January in the Vatican,” an official communication by the Apostolic Nunciature in Ghana said.
The Association in a separate statement congratulated Most Rev. Joseph Francis Kweku Essien, Emeritus Bishop of the Wiawso Diocese for serving close to 23 years since his appointment in 1999.
NUGCDPA describes his retirement as a “well-deserved” one.