The Parish Priest of Christ the King Catholic Church, Rev Father Andrew Campbell, has explained the benevolent support his Christ the King Soup Kitchen and Lepers Assist has been receiving from Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in aid of the poor as “an honour and a privilege,” contemplating their distinctive religions.
Father Campbell oversees a charitable programme by the Christ the King Parish which feeds lepers and road little ones, and he states Vice President Bawumia has been a single of the most important donors to the programme.
Talking at the Jubilee Dwelling on Friday, wherever an Iftar (breaking of Ramadan fast) was held in honour of the National Main Imam’s 102nd birthday, Father Campbell counseled Vice President Bawumia for his kindness in direction of the lousy and appreciation of religious variety.
“How attractive it was in Xmas when the Vice President gave me a present of 2000 baggage of rice to be dispersed to the bad and needy,” Father Campbell discovered.
“The luggage of rice, I was in a position to distribute to all the lepers all around the state, street kids in Accra and Kumasi and numerous other institutions. About 51 needy establishments in this state, I gave them their Christmas gift of rice from the Vice President.”
Father Campbell was fascinated by what he explained as a attractive partnership between a priest and a Muslim Vice President to help a Christian initiative for the very poor.
“A Catholic Priest doing the job hand in hand with a Muslim Vice-President was an honour, was a privilege.
“We are normally performing hand in hand and the Vice President’s door is generally open up. I do go to him and I say ‘I will need help, remember to can you assistance me.’ His door is normally open and he generally has a warm welcome for me when I occur.
“And it is so gorgeous a Catholic Priest and a Muslim Vice President. What an honour! What a privilege!
“I thank His Excellency so a great deal. He has taught me a lot and I am so grateful.”
Kind terms for National Main Imam
As he wished the Nationwide Main Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu a joyful birthday, Father Campbell mentioned that the Main Imam is an additional noteworthy Muslim who has given him a further viewpoint of how Christians and Muslims could peacefully co-exist.
He recounted what he explained as an unforgettable expertise of the Chief Imam traveling to the Christ the King Church in 2019 to mark his 100th birthday.
“I often remember two years ago when the Main Imam came to Christ the King Catholic Church. We prayed jointly and thanked God for the reward of his daily life for a 100 decades.
“A working day that was a historic check out and I was quite priviliged to be the priest overseeing the mass that particular working day. That’s just one of the highlights of my keep right here in Ghana when the Chief Imam arrived to visit me on his 100th birthday.
“It obtained me thinking about the similarities involving the Catholic Church and Muslims.”
Father Campbell preserved that Muslims and Christians have lots of factors in widespread and urged followers of the two main religions in Ghana to unite and do extra for humanity.
“We have a lot of factors in common so enable us unite in our faith. Allow us unite in sharing, caring, in preserving people, in having care of the inadequate and the needy and in respecting just one one more.”