One of Africa’s outstanding advocates for justice, human rights and good governance, Emeritus Archbishop Michael Kpakala Francis of Monrovia died Sunday May 19, 2013 in Monrovia, Liberia. A courageous preacher who spoke truth to power and advocated for the rule of law, Archbishop Francis served as the moral conscience for society, especially for Liberia’s political elite. He was a fearless critique of the oppressive regimes of Samuel Doe and Charles Taylor.
Archbishop Francis studied Theology and Formation Psychology at The Catholic University of America, Medical Ethics at Georgetown University and Ecumenical Theology at Howard University Divinity School. His death leaves a vacuum not only in the Church in Liberia but in the country. Read more about him