The Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) welcomed with great joy the announcement by Pope Francis on Sunday, 29 May 2022, at the end of the Regina Coeli, of a Consistory on next 27 August for the creation of new cardinals, including H.E. Monsignor Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M.Afr., Bishop of Wa, Ghana, who served as Vice Grand Chancellor of the PISAI from 2010 to 2016.
Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr was born on 21 June 1959 in Tom-Zendagangn, Diocese of Wa. He entered the diocesan St. Victor Major Seminary in Tamale in 1979, and after his philosophical studies, he moved to the Society of Missionaries of Africa in 1981, where he continued his preparation for the priesthood. He was ordained a priest on 18 July 1987. After ordination, he served in various offices and pursued further studies, until 2010, when he was elected Superior General of the Missionaries of Africa. On 17 February 2016, Pope Francis appointed him Bishop of his home diocese and on 4 July 2020, he was appointed Member and Consultor of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.
PISAI congratulates Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr and wishes him to continue his mission, trusting in the prayers of us all.