By Morrison O.G. Sayon
The Management of The INQUIRER Newspaper has paid homage to fallen Catholic Archbishop, Michael Kpakala Francis whose demise was on May 19, 2013. In a special tribute to Archbishop Bishop Francis, the paper described him as a great leader and a champion of interreligious work in Liberia. Recently, the Managing Editor of The INQUIRER, Philip N. Wesseh while visiting the home of the Archbishop, described him as the lone voice in the society and someone who was vocal on national issues challenging brutal leaders in the country.
The INQUIRER says it remembers Archbishop Francis as a man of peace who was very instrumental in bringing peace to the country following nearly 14 years of civil unrest that devastated every fabric of the Liberian society.
The staff and employees of the paper said Archbishop Francis left an indelible footprint in Liberia, describing his death as an irreparable loss not only to the Catholic Church but to the entire country as he advocated for all Liberians.
The Management of The INQUIRER has at the same time, dedicated its today’s edition to the fallen Archbishop for his role in the Liberian society. Archbishop Francis was a strong advocate of press freedom and in the country and respecter of the rights of media practitioners.