The Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle has shared a scary encounter he had with COVID-19.
According to the Vice President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, today, February 6 happens to be his 5th day at the Ga East Hospital.
The Archbishop is calling for prayers for all frontline workers as well as persons battling the virus.
“My dear dear family and friends, today, Saturday, February 06 is my day 5 at the Ga East COVID Care Centre. I woke up with a hymn of thanks on my soul, namely HAIL QUEEN OF HEAVEN. As the first Saturday of this month of Our Lady of Lourdes, I pray her intercession for all the frontline medical personnel at this center offering such commitment to care for us COVID patients of which I am a very privileged one,” the Archbishop wrote in a WhatsApp message to members of the Roman Catholic Family group.
He added that “Dearly beloved, please bring all COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers and patients to the Grotto today, my personal intention as a special one for Mother Mary to intercede for all of as she alone knows best to her Son Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I bless you, and I will remember you at all Grotto prayers in our country.”
He admonished that “Covid is real and let us be religious in our observation of the health protocols. God helps those who help themselves. I bless you. I miss you all. I hope to join you soon. Thanks for your prayers and good wishes. COVID-19 is real. We can overcome it in unity of focus and purpose. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick and Comforter of the Afflicted, pray for us.”
Meanwhile, Priests, Religious and Lay faithful have started pouring out prayerful wishes to the Catholic Prelate.