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BY: Rev. Fr. L. K. Krah

The mortal remains of Friar Giorgio Abram, OFM Conv. (aka Fr. George Abram) has been laid to rest at the Franciscan Valley of Prayer & Silence at Saltpond in the Central Region. The committal was preceded with the chanting of Office for the Dead followed by the Eucharistic Celebration presided by Archbishop Henryk Jagodzinki, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana.


Archbishop Jagodzinki noted that Fr. Abram’s life and ministry, especially to the those afflicted by leprosy, was a testimony of his trust in God. Thus, God will not abandon his soul to perish.

He said this with reference to the Gospel text from Jn 6: 37-40. He further entreated the congregation to pray for God to grant eternal rest to the soul of the departed soul of Fr. George Abram.

Among the over 45 concelebrating clergy was a delegation from Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi. The delegation of priests from the diocese was led by Very Rev. Fr. John Baptist Attakruh, the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese. The rest of the priests from the diocese are: Msgr. J M Mesu, Msgr. F. Y. Tawiah, Frs. LeMaire, Fuakye, Ekow Kaitoo, Ephraim, Dodoo, Toku Appiah, Marino Kontor and Kwesi Krah.

It is worthy of note that Most Rev. Matthias Nketsiah, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Coast together with the Vicar General of the archdiocese were among the concelebrants. Other dignitaries included representatives of the Italian Ambassador to Ghana and the Ghana Health Service. The musical performance by the choir from St. Francis Parish, Elmina, spiced up the celebration of life of Fr. George. Other lay delegations from Christ the King, Effiakuma and other parishes also attended the Burial Mass.

Fr. George Abram was one of the three Franciscan pioneer Friars to Ghana. He spent 44 of his 51 years of priestly ministry in Ghana.


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