Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Anglican Communion shocked by West Africa Primate's sudden death
Archbishop Johnson was an Anglican bishop for over two decades, but was only elected Primate & Archbishop of West Africa in September 2012

By Jan Butter and Bellah Zulu
Jan. 22, 2014

The Anglican Communion is reeling at the sudden death of the the Primate of The Church of the Province of West Africa Tuesday.

Archbishop Dr Solomon Tilewa Johnson, 59, was also Metropolitan Archbishop of the Internal province of West Africa, and Bishop of Gambia. A popular figure both home and abroad, he died in Fajara while playing tennis--one of his favourite pastimes.

The Provincial Secretary Canon Anthony Eiwuley said he had received confirmation of the Archbishop's death from the family. He added that, in time, he planned to open a book of condolence to receive messages on behalf of the Province and the family.

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