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Bishop Ricard goes to AfricaBishop John Ricard, SSJ, of Pensacola-Tallahassee, preaches to seminary students during Mass at St. Peter's Regional Seminary in Pedu, outside Cape Coast, Ghana. Bishop Ricard was leading a delegation representing the U.S. bishops' subcommittee on the Church in Africa, and a solidarity trip to the African nation of Ghana and Nigeria.

Other members of the delegation included Washington Auxiliary Bishop Martin A.Holley and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, N.Y. Bishop Ricard holds a 6-month-old Richard Samuel at Our Lady of Apostles Hospital in Akawanga, Nigeria. Bishop Ricard, and Bishop Holley, along with Rosaline GanDzide, listen as a guide describes the former slave dungeon at the Cape Coast Castle Museum in Cape Coast, Ghana.

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