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24.03.2006 General News

Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission congratulates Cardinal Dery

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Accra, March 24, GNA - The Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission on Friday congratulated Most Reverend Peter Derry, Former Archbishop of Tamale, on his elevation to the position of Cardinal by his Holiness Pope Benedict XV1. A statement signed by Mohammed Bin Ishaque, Public Relations Officer of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, said the elevation of Cardinal Derry was not only a recognition of his deep commitment to the ideals of the Church but also an honour to the Church and the country.

"Allah may, out of his grace, imbue you with the strength to enable you to discharge the responsibility attendant upon this new appointment," the statement said. "It is our hope and prayer that your elevation may be a means through which the co-operation between the Catholic Church in Ghana and other religious bodies, including the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, would be deepened for the consolidation of religious peace and harmony and the unity, progress and prosperity of our dear nation."

Cardinal Dery is the second Ghanaian to be elevated to that position after His Eminence Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson