IVORY COAST: FATHER AHIWA CONSECRATED AUXILIARY BISHOP OF BOUAKÉ ARCHDIOCESE  

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IVORY COAST: FATHER AHIWA CONSECRATED AUXILIARY BISHOP OF BOUAKÉ ARCHDIOCESE

 

Reverend Father Jacques Ahiwa has been ordained Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bouaké in Ivory Coast.
A huge gathering including 10 Bishops, about 300 priests, 200 religious brothers and sisters and scores of lay faithful congregated at the Sainte-Thérèse de l’enfant Jésus, Cathedral, Bouaké to witness the solemn ceremony.

 


Most Reverend Paolo Borgia, Apostolic Nuncio to the Ivory Coast was the Principal Consecrator with Most Reverend Siméon Ahouana, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bouaké and Most Reverend Raymond Ahoua, Bishop of Grand Bassam as Prinicipal Co-Consecrators.

 


The Apostolic Letter bearing the Father Ahiwa’s appointment as Auxiliary Bishop was read aloud during the Mass that took place on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The Episcopal Ordination Rites then followed.

After the Mass, the excited congregation received the new Bishop with joyful songs and applause. They also presented him with gifts.
Bishop Jacques Ahiwa celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass the following day with some of his classmates present.

The Archidiocèse of Bouaké was established as a diocese on May 14, 1955 and elevated as an Archdiocese on December 12, 1994. There are over 200,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese.

Source

catholicinformer.com

 

 

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