POPE FRANCIS CONGRATULATES GHANA’S PRESIDENT ON HIS ASSUMPITION OF OFFICE

ACCRA, Pope Francis has sent a congratulatory message to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his assumption of Ghana’s highest office of the land, after his victory in the December 2016 elections.

The message was delivered on behalf of the Pope by Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, who called on the president at his Flagstaff House office here Thursday.

The message also indicated to President Akufo-Addo that Pope Francis had decided to send an envoy from the Vatican to Accra to attend Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary celebrations this year.

This decision by Pope Francis, according to Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich, was the first time in 40 years that a delegation had been sent by the Pope to witness Ghana’s Independence Day celebration and indicated the high regard Pope Francis has for President Akufo-Addo, Ghana and its democratic credentials.

He also urged President Akufo-Addo to announce the name of a new Ambassador from Ghana to the Vatican, as there isn’t one at the moment.

President Akufo-Addo assured that in the tenure of his Presidency he wiould deepen further the relations between Ghana and the Vatican.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK