The Loss Of Archbishop Emeritus Lewis Jerome Zeglier Is Immeasurable
-Says Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers
MONROVIA-On behalf of Thousands across Liberia, Africa and the world, I extend our deepest condolences to his family.
House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers said the late Archbishop Lewis Jerome Zeigler dedicated himself to ensure the Archdiocese of Monrovia grows.
The Speaker has described as immeasurable the loss of Archbishop Zeglier.
“His contributions to the religious Community and society are matched only by the depth of his thinking about the making of laboratory futures for human societies. He was an extraordinary human being. A thinker, a leader, and a shepherd. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this most difficult period”, Dr. Chambers asserts.
He reminded the Catholics to always be prepared to die in faith and emulate the life of Jesus Christ who defeated death.
The late Catholic prelate was appointed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Monrovia on February 12, 2011 following the death of his predecessor, Archbishop Michael Kpakala Francis. He retired in 2021.
Prior to his ascendancy, he served as the Coadjutor Archbishop of Monrovia from 2009.
Born in Harrisburg on January 4, 1944, he was ordained Priest in 1974 and appointed in 2002 by Pope John Paul II as the Bishop of Gbarnga.
He was later named as the Coadjutor Archbishop of Monrovia in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI and ascended to head the Archdiocese in 2011 after his predecessor died in office.
On June 11, 2018 he made his first “ad limina apostolorum” visit to Pope Francis. The “ad limina apostolorum” is an obligatory visit made by all bishops to Rome.
In 2021, Pope Francis accepted his resignation as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Monrovia at age 77.