Farewell to Francis Bomaansan, new Bishop-elect of Wa, Ghana

Today, 27th June 2024, we said our goodbyes to our confrere Francis Bomansaan, recently appointed Bishop of Wa, in Ghana. This Eucharist, concelebrated with the Superior General Stanley Lubungo, was Francis’ expression of thanksgiving for each confrere of the Generalate.

During the homily, Bishop-elect Francis shared with the entire Generalate community his deep feelings following his episcopal appointment: surprise, hesitation, a time of discernment and prayer to regain inner peace, and finally the acceptance of the appointment by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. He also spoke of the profound significance of his episcopal coat of arms. These include several key symbols: a star on a blue background representing Mary and his attachment to the Mother of God; the tongues of fire representing the Holy Spirit; the Pelican highlighting his attachment to the Society of Missionaries of Africa; and an empty basket, a symbol from his native culture, signifying the state of being in need in order to receive generously, thus illustrating the need to receive God’s graces.

At the end of the Eucharist, Superior General Stanley Lubungo thanked Francis for his service to the Society, and assured him of everyone’s support in prayer. He also expressed his best wishes for his ministry in the diocese of Wa, and finally sent him on mission with confidence and prayer for his future episcopal office.

The episcopal ordination of Father Francis Bomansaan will take place on 2nd August 2024 in Wa. We express our prayerful support to him and wish him a fruitful episcopal ministry.

By: Pawel Hulecki M.Afr.
Assistant General