- A requiem mass has been held in honour of the late former president Jerry John Rawlings
- The ceremony was held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra
- Photos of his widow and former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawling and children at the mass have emerged
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A requiem mass has been held for the late former president Jerry John Rawlings at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra to honour his memory as the first President of the Fourth Republic.
The ceremony is part of a four-day state funeral for the late president, which begins today, Sunday, January 24, 2021.
Emotional photos emerging from the mass show the widow and former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and children of the late Jerry Rawlings in sombre and reflective moods.
The first daughter of the former late president, Member of Parliament for Klotter-Korle Constituency, Dr Zanetor Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings and his son Kimathi Rawlings, sat quietly next to their grieving mother in the auditorium during the service.
Several other dignitaries, including President Nana Akufo-Addo and First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Vice-president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife, Second Lady Samira Bawumia, former president John Dramani Mahama, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, and some leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were in attendance.
The late former president Jerry John Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
In other news, founder and leader of the International God's Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim passed commentary that Christians should make money and entertain themselves because the second coming of Jesus Christ is delaying.
The controversial man of God advises believers to make money and ''chill'', stressing that it has taken too long for Jesus Christ to return.
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''Make money, buy cars and build houses because, from the way things are going, you may die before Jesus Christ returns. We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ, but He's delaying and we may turn seventy and eighty-years when his coming would still not be in sight,'' he asserted.
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