Mrs. Awuah-Darko receives papal award

 

Pope Benedict Xvi has conferred the knighthood of dame of St. Gregory the great on Mrs. Judith-Ellen Awuah-Darko.

The announcement and the conferment of the award was made at a reception at the Nunciature by Most Rev. Leon B. Kalenga, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, during the seventh anniversary of the pontificate of the pope.

Mrs. Awuah-Darko is the widow of the late nana Awuah-Darko Ampem of the Vanguard Assurance Group of Companies and Nkosuohene of Juaben, Ashanti.

She is a founding member of the Theresian movement and also the founder and chairman of the J.E.A.D Foundation; a charity dedicated to supporting venerable women to combat the menace of Breast Cancer.

Mrs. Awuah-Darko was born on March 15, 1937 at Old Tafo in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

She was baptized on the may 5, 1937 as a Presbyterian, and she converted to Catholicism and was baptized at Holy Spirit Church at Cape Coast on the May 24,1958 received her first Holy Communion on May 25, 1958 at the same church.

She was confirmed at Hampstead, London, England in 1962

Mrs. Awuah-Darko is blessed with four sons, daughters and grandchildren.

The order of the Knighthood of Saint Gregory the Great was instituted on September 1, 1831 by Pope Gregory XVI as a sign of Great reverent affection towards his predecessor, Pope (Saint) Gregory 1 (the Great), to confer awards of value and distinction of honour and testimonials of praise to such persons, whose merit were well know to the public and also to the Roman Pontiff.

 

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