Most Reverend Charles Palmer-Buckle, the Archbishop of Cape Coast Diocese has commended Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, the National Chief Imam for his selfless role in ensuring peaceful existence between Muslims and Christians in the country.
The Archbishop said the Chief Imam’s visit to the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra prior to his 100th birthday celebration was an indication of the religious tolerance, which must be embraced by all.
Speaking in a sermon in Accra at a send-off mass for Archbishop Palmer-Buckle, he said there was the need for the country to sustain the peaceful existence the country enjoyed over the years irrespective of religious difference.
The Mass held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka, brought together a large number of the Catholic faithful to witness the celebration.
He urged the Church to invest in the development of the youth for the accelerated growth of the country because they were the seed for future leadership.
Archbishop Palmer-Buckle commended all for their love, support and prayers that helped him to succeed in his 13 years reign in Accra and asked for forgiveness for anyone he had offended.
He urged the congregation to build their faith in the evidence of the apostles, adding that without the direction of God, nothing would be successful in our endevours.
The Archbishop appealed to his successor not to forget the completion of the Holy Cathedral, stressing that the Cathedral was not only a Church but a monument that has served in the development of the country.
He urged the Church to inculcate the Ga language in the celebration of the mass to make the people in Ga feel welcomed and comfortable in the Church.
“One thing I failed to do in my term is that I didn’t give much attention to the Ga language and I will urge my successor to encourage the Ga language to make the people in Ga feel welcomed and comfortable in the Church”, he added.
He, therefore, appealed to the Church to support him in prayers as he proceeds to continue his work in Cape Coast and also pay more attention to the youth, children, and women because they were the future of the Church.
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