‘Guyana has lost a true son, a spiritual leader and a patriot’ – PPP says on passing of Bishop George

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In mourning the passing of Reverend Bishop Randolph George, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a message today said that Guyana has lost a true son, a spiritual leader and a patriot.

Reverend Bishop Randolph Oswald George
Reverend Bishop Randolph Oswald George

The party noted that Bishop George’s contribution to Guyana goes beyond that of just a spiritual leader. “As a spiritual leader he was dedicated to his flock and sought to promote both their spiritual and physical well-being”.

Following is the full message from the PPP:  

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) joins with the Anglican Communion and the rest of Guyana in mourning the passing of the Right Reverend Bishop Randolph Oswald George. Guyana has lost a true son, a spiritual leader and a patriot.

Bishop George’s contribution to Guyana goes beyond that of just a spiritual leader. As a spiritual leader he was dedicated to his flock and sought to promote both their spiritual and physical well-being. His work among the indigenous peoples and persons living in the hinterlands of Guyana are well known. As a patriot he was a fearless supporter of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. He assumed leadership of the church during a difficult period in Guyana’s history but his outspoken honesty and integrity assisted in ensuring that Guyana returned to the path of democracy.

It was in recognition of his service to Guyana’s development that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government on assuming office following the restoration of democracy in Guyana in 1992, bestowed on him Cacique Crown of Honour in 1994. Bishop George was also asked to serve as the head of the Integrity Commission when that body was established.

The Party extends sincere condolences to his wife Sheila, children, relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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