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Professor Obeng-Ofori to Receive Papal Knighthood for Distinguished Service to the Catholic Church and Humanity

Professor Obeng-Ofori to Receive Papal Knighthood for Distinguished Service to the Catholic Church and Humanity

The distinguished Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University of Ghana, Prof. Daniel Obeng-Ofori, an indegene of Berekum, is set to receive the prestigious "Cavaliere dell'Ordine di San Gregorio Magno," a Papal Award recognizing distinguished service to the Holy See and the Roman Catholic Church.

This honor, typically bestowed upon individuals showcasing a steadfast commitment to Catholic principles through personal integrity and professional excellence, stands as a poignant acknowledgment of Prof. Obeng-Ofori's profound impact on higher education within both religious and secular spheres.

A renowned scholar, Prof. Obeng-Ofori has played a pivotal role in propelling the Catholic University of Ghana to unprecedented heights under his visionary leadership. His endeavors have not only enriched the institution's academic landscape but also cemented its standing as a bastion of comprehensive education steeped in Catholic values.

The ceremony, slated to draw attendees from diverse academic and religious backgrounds, is scheduled to take place at the Christ the King Cathedral, Sunyani, on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 9:30 AM. His Excellency Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, will confer the award on behalf of His Holiness, Pope Francis, in a heartfelt recognition of Prof. Obeng-Ofori's contributions to educational and faith-based endeavors.

The Most Reverend Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi, Bishop of Sunyani, extended his warm congratulations to Prof. Obeng-Ofori, hailing the award as a testament to his "invaluable and selfless services" to the Church and the broader Ghanaian community. The bishop also urged the public and media to partake in this celebration, emphasizing its significance in symbolizing the harmonious convergence of academia and spiritual dedication.

As Prof. Obeng-Ofori prepares to receive this esteemed accolade, the Catholic University of Ghana proudly reaffirms its commitment to nurturing an environment of intellectual growth and moral fortitude. Prof. Obeng-Ofori's steadfast leadership and unwavering dedication to this mission have not only impacted the lives of students and colleagues but have also left an enduring imprint on Ghana's educational landscape.

The Diocese cordially invites the public to share in this momentous occasion, which promises to serve as a source of inspiration for future generations, encouraging them to strive for excellence in service to both God and society.

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