The Divine Word Missionaries (SVD), Ghana-Liberia Province on Monday, June 1, 2020, installed Very Rev. Fr. Cyprian Kuupol, SVD, as it’s new Provincial Superior for the 2020-2023 triennium.
This solemn ceremony took place at the SVD Provinclalate Castle Drive in Accra with the Most Rev. Gabriel Doe Kumordgie, SVD, Bishop of Keta-Akatsi Diocese, Bro. Pius Agyemang, SVD and some members of the old Provincial Council, members of the new Provincial Council, representatives from SSPS sisters, SVD Lay Partners, and the family of Rev. Fr. Cyprian Kuupol, SVD joining the celebration.
The outgoing Provincial Superior, Very Rev. Fr. George Clement Angmor, SVD, led the installation ceremony and was assisted by Very Rev. Frs. Andrew Obeng, SVD and Rex Vergbe, SVD.
In his address, he said, “as members of this province, Immaculate Heart of Mary Province of Ghana and Liberia, we accept and recognize the authority granted unto Fr. Cyprian Kuupol. We welcome him as our Provincial Superior and pledge him our cooperation for the good of the Society and the fruitful missionary preaching of the gospel.”
The new Provincial Superior in his remarks, acknowledged the immediate past Provincial Superior, Very Rev. Fr. George Clement Angmor, SVD, and his council for their tireless acts of service and immense contributions towards the tremendous growth and development of the Ghana-Liberia Province.
“Indeed, the echoes of the many successes associated with their tenure of office, which are not unknown to us, remain truly endless in the annals of our society. It is, therefore, a great honour for my Council and I to continue this race of serving Ghana, Liberia, and the world at large through the Society of the Divine Word”, he said.
He further shared the vision of his council and ended by saying, “ let us consciously empty ourselves of all that remains incompatible with the love God commands. Indeed, if we are committed enough to make the world realize that the language of love is the only language everybody understands, then we would stand faithful to the proclamations of St. Joseph Freinademetz.”
The new Provincial Council consist of:
- Rev. Fr. Cyprian Kuupol, SVD (Provincial Superior)
- Rev. Fr. Andrew Obeng, SVD (Vice Provincial)
- Br. Charles Eshun, SVD (Admonitor)
- Rev. Fr. Jojo Monoth, SVD (Councilor)
- Rev. Fr. Malek Dabroski, SVD (Councilor)
Very Rev. Fr. Cyprian Kuupol hails from Fielmuo in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He professed his final vows in 2002 in Nairobi and was ordained to the Priesthood in St. Dominic Catholic Church at Adweso-Koforidua by Most Rev. Dominic Andoh.
He holds a Doctorate Degree in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontificium Institution in Rome, a Certificate in Community and Pastoral Leadership from the Institute of St. Anselm Kent in England as well as a Diploma in Biblical Studies, Diploma in Social Communication and a Diploma in Theology all from Tangaza College in Nairobi, Kenya.
He also has a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya.
Source: Radio Angelus// Catherine Dery