Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, S.V.D. has been honoured at the University of HEALTH AND Allied Sciences, Ho, in the Volta Region of Ghana with a Honorary PhD.
Present at this colourful ceremony held on Friday, November 6, 2020 was the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Rev. Fr. Campbell, known as the “Leper Priest” by many, has been working in Ghana as a Catholic Missionary Priest in The Society of the Divine Word since October 1971.
Fr. Campbell was born in Dublin, Ireland, on March 27, 1946. He studied Philosophy and Theology and through hard work and dedication, obtained his Bachelor of Divinity Degree from St. Patrick’s College in the United Kingdom on 20th October 1970. In December 1970, he was ordained into the Catholic priesthood.
He has worked as a priest in a number of parishes in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, some of which include St Peters parish Osu, the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka, Sacred Heart parish, Derby Avenue and Good Shepherd Parish Tema.
Some of the notable ministries of Rev. Fr. Andrew Nii Lanety Campbell, as he a affectionately called by the Ga people in Accra includes the cured lepers in Ghana, visitation to the prisons, building of schools for the poor and needy, Chairman of the only children’s hospital in Ghana, the Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital in Accra, building a dam and grow vegetables at Kordiabe, teaching in a Girls Secondary School, ministering to ‘ladies of the night’, teaching catechism to adults, Soup Kitchen for the poor and needy who roam the streets, among others.
Congratulations Rev. Fr. Dr. Andrew Campbell, S.V.D.
Source: Radio Angelus