CNA Newsroom, Aug 27, 2022 / 13:46 pm
Pope Francis ended his homily during the Aug. 27 consistory mentioning that one cardinal-elect, Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Wa (Ghana), was not present. Francis asked for prayers for the African prelate, explaining Baawobr had been taken ill.
The Holy Father said Cardinal Baawobr had been hospitalized and, therefore, unable to attend the ceremony.
“I do not want to end without recalling Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr, Bishop of Wa, who yesterday, upon his arrival in Rome, felt bad and was hospitalized with a heart problem and I think they did some type of operation,” said Pope Francis after his homily for the day’s festivities.
“Let us pray for this brother who ought to have been here and is hospitalized,” said the Holy Father. “Thank you.”