Influential West African archbishop says Sunday mass in Yonkers

The most influential representative of the Roman Catholic Church in war torn West Africa presided over mass in Yonkers on Sunday. While speaking at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Archbishop J.T. Ganda of Sierra Leone prayed for peace and asked for help to rebuild his country.

Both the archbishop's home of Sierra Leone and neighboring Liberia have both suffered major civil wars in the last ten years. People have been driven from their homes in both countries and suffered atrocities and famine at the hands of rebel forces.

Archbishop Ganda asked Westchester Catholics to rehabilitate, reconstruct and reconcile. Ganda says Sierra Leone is at peace for the first time a decade and he hopes his nation can rebuild what has been lost. Those same sentiments were echoed by Ganda's sister, Rose Nelson-Fyle, who is a resident of Yonkers.

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