President George Weah has expressed profound sadness over the passing of respected Liberian Catholic Priest, Rev. Father Robert Tikpor.
The catholic Church in Liberia is morning his passing. Father Tikpor, as he was affectionately called, died on Thursday, August 31, at the age of 96 following a period of illness.
The prelate was the oldest Liberian Catholic priest and one of the longest serving. He twice served as National Orator at official programs marking the country’s Independence Day celebration.
Father Tikpor was a vocal critic of vices in Liberian society.
President Weah has described his passing as a sad moment for the country, noting that Liberia will remember the deceased’s longstanding service of the church and the country.
“His courage to speak up against ills regardless who was involved helped strengthen our democracy,” the President said.
He called on the Church and Liberians in general to honor the memory of the fallen priest while conveying his deepest condolence to priest’s family and the Catholic Church in Liberia.
The Liberian Leader urged the bereaved family and church to take solace in the Lord.