Kumasi, May 31, GNA – Hundreds of people have attended a vigil mass for the late Emeritus Archbishop Thomas Kwaku Mensah at the Saint Peter’s Minor Basilica in Kumasi.
The mourners were drawn from all walks of life – a mix of Christians and non-Christians.
The Most Reverend Justice Yaw Anokye, Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Kumasi, led tributes to the deceased priest.
He described him as a man of strong faith - a committed Christian, who was humble, hardworking and made significant contribution to the growth of the church and the society.
He said he was confident that the “soul of the Most Rev Mensah is in the hands of God”.
Emeritus Archbishop Mensah died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) on Sunday, April 10.
His mortal remains would be buried at the St Peter’s Minor Basilica in line with the tradition of the Catholic Church later in the day.
He was ordained into the priesthood on June 03, 1973, and appointed as the pioneer Bishop of Obuasi in 1995.
The deceased was appointed the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kumasi by Pope Benedict XVI on March 26, 2008 and retired as Archbishop in May 2012.