Ordained Bishop of Wa in 2016, His Grace Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, was born on June 21, 1959 in Tom-Zendagangn, Diocese of Wa.
He attended St. Francis Xavier Minor Seminary and Nandom Secondary School.
He entered the St. Victor diocesan Major Seminary at Tamale in 1979, after his philosophical studies. In 1981 he went to the Society of Missionaries of Africa, where he
continued his studies for priesthood. From 1981 to 1982 he was in Fribourg,
Switzerland, for his Novitiate.
Subsequently, from 1982 to 1987, he completed his theological studies at the Missionary Institute London (MIL). On 5 December 1986 he professed his religious vows at St. Edward’s College, London and was ordained a priest on July 18, 1987.
Since his ordination, he has served the
following pastoral and academic roles: 1987-1991: Assistant priest in Livulu, Archdiocese of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo; 1991-1996: Student of exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and at the lgnatian Spirituality at Le
Chatelard in Lyon, in France, where he
obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture and a Doctorate in Biblical Theology; 1996-1999: Formator of the Missionaries of Africa in Kahangala, Tanzania; 1999-2004: Director of
the formation house of Toulouse in France; 2004-2010: First Assistant General of the Missionaries of Africa. Since 2010: Superior General of the Missionaries of Africa (the first African to hold this position), Vice
Chancellor of PISAI (Pontifical Institute of Arabic-Islamic Studies).
He was elected by the Union of Superiors General to attend the Ordinary Assembly of the last Synod of Bishops on the Family, from
4 to 25 October 2015. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 18/02/2016).
Source: Dagara Culture Connect