Archbishop Paolo Pezzi (2nd L) lights the Easter fire on the Pashal candle during the Easter service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow, Russia, April 4, 2015. (Xinhua/Pavel Bednyakov)
Archbishop Paolo Pezzi (2nd L) lights the Easter fire on the Pashal candle during the Easter service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow, Russia, April 4, 2015. (Xinhua/Pavel Bednyakov)

He would serve for four years and succeeds Bishop Kwabena Opoku Appiah, who had served out his term.

His induction ceremony in Kumasi also saw the swearing-in of the newly-elected national officers of the church.

Bishop David Mills, West African Superintendent of the Church of God International, reminded him to operate strictly within the confines of the church’s regulations.

He should demonstrate good leadership qualities – fair, firm, even-handed, approachable and be ready to work with everybody to grow the church.

Bishop Mills, additionally, urged him to be visionary and results-oriented, stressing that, the church must do more to address the needs of the society, to improve the living conditions of the people.

He said he was confident that the new Presiding Bishop would bring his vast experience as a preacher, which had taken him on many international crusades, to bear on the church’s evangelism.

Bishop Manful Crentsil thanked the church for the confidence and pledged not to disappoint.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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