His Excellency Most Rev. Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, on Thursday, October 15th had the imposition of the Pallium liturgical vestment on the Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra at the Nuncios’s inaugural ceremony.
Archbishop Kwofie received the Pallium together with other Archbishops last year from the Holy Father Pope Francis and had the imposition by the Most Rev. Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka-Accra.
Archbishop Kwofie took canonical possession of the Archdiocese of Accra on 1st March 2019, enthroned by His Eminence Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development to Ghana and the former Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, H. E Jean Marie Speich.
The Archbishop made his first public appearance after months of ailment.
AT A GLANCE
CATHOLICS IN GHANA AND BEYOND ARE URGED TO CONTINUE PRAYING FOR THE MOST REV. JOHN BONAVENTURE KWOFIE FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY
ABOUT THE PALLIUM
Pallium, liturgical vestment worn over the chasuble by the pope, archbishops, and some bishops in the Roman Catholic church. It is bestowed by the pope on archbishops and bishops having metropolitan jurisdiction as a symbol of their participation in papal authority.
It is made of a circular strip of white lamb’s wool about two inches wide and is placed over the shoulders. Two vertical bands, extending from the circular strip in the front and back, give the pallium a Y-shaped appearance. Six crosses, one each on the chest and back and on each shoulder and band, adorn the vestment.
Source: AGNUS-DEI MEDIA