Thursday 23 January 2014

Anglican Church of Southern Africa Shocked by Sudden Death of Archbishop Johnson of West Africa

We have received news of the sudden death in Banjul of Archbishop S. Tilewa Johnson, Bishop of The Gambia and Archbishop of West Africa, with deep shock.

Archbishop Johnson and I met daily at the Assembly of the World Council of Churches, sharing both light moments, deep theological discussions and the challenges of leading an Anglican province. My wife, Lungi, also worked with him at a recent meeting of the mission society, Us (formerly USPG).

We are both immensely saddened at his passing and send our condolences to the Diocese of The Gambia and the Province of West Africa.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

+Thabo Cape Town