Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has sent his congratulatory message to Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr on his elevation to Cardinal by the Pope.

Bishop Kuuia Baawobr was among 21 new cardinals named by Pope Francis for the Catholic Church.

He becomes the third Ghanaian bishop to be made a Cardinal after Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson and the late Cardinal Peter Porekuu Dery.

He was ordained as Bishop of the Wa Diocese in 2016.

The Vice President took to his official Facebook page a few moments after the “good news”, stating: “This is good news for Ghana and worth celebrating.”

Congratulations to the Catholic Bishop of the Wa Diocese, Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M.Afr, on his elevation as a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church by the Pope.This is good news for Ghana and worth celebrating.Catholic Diocese of Wa

Source: Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3News.com|Ghana