The Diocese of Freetown in a press release issued on the 9th of August 2023, has announced the passing of Archbishop Emeritus, Most Rev. Joseph Henry Ganda.

The press release, authored by the current Archbishop, poignantly relayed the news of Archbishop Ganda’s demise. It was reported that the esteemed Archbishop emeritus breathed his last at 6 a.m. on the fateful morning of August 9th, 2023 at the Choithrams Hospital, in Hill Station, Freetown.

Archbishop Ganda had been grappling with critical illness in the past few months.

Details regarding the forthcoming funeral arrangements were held back for the time being, with the promise that they would be communicated to the public at a later date.

The Archbishop called upon the faithful and well-wishers to come together in gratitude. He urged all to recognize and appreciate the remarkable contributions made by Archbishop Ganda to the growth and development of the Church in Sierra Leone. His enduring dedication and tireless efforts have left an indelible mark on the spiritual landscape of the nation.

In this time of reflection and mourning, the Archbishop also implored the community to join in prayer. The collective prayers are intended to beseech a peaceful and blessed repose for the soul of Archbishop Ganda.