Report by Bro. Francis Ekow Monnie
The Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana Most Rev. Jean Marie Speich, on March 15, 2019, paid a courtesy call on the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II at the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi.
Most Rev Speich, who was in Yendi to participate in the climax of the 20th anniversary celebration of Yendi Diocese, commended the Yaa-Naa for bringing peace and blessings to Dagbon and also for the cordial relationship between Muslims and Catholics in his kingdom.
In his response, the Yaa-Naa thanked the Apostolic Nuncio and his entourage for the visit and requested for their prayers to which they obliged with the Lord’s Prayer after which the Apostolic Nuncio laid his hands on his head and blessed him.
The Apostolic Nuncio presented the Yaa-Naa with a special medal from Pope Francis.
The medal depicts two persons embracing each other in a gesture of peace, fraternity and reconciliation.
The Apostolic Nuncio was accompanied by Most Rev. Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai, SVD, the host Bishop, Most Rev. Dominic Nyarko Yeboah, Bishop of Techiman Diocese, Rev. Msgr. Pavol Talakpa, Secretary to the Nunciature, Rev. Frs. Jacob Jagri and Michael Cobb, priests of the Diocese and Mr. Peter Atia, Secretary of the Yendi Peace Centre.