The remains of the Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Cape Palmas, Most Reverend Boniface Nyema Dalieh, will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Home today at 3:00PM and taken to the Sacred Heart Cathedral for the Office of the Dead Mass at 6:00PM.
According to a communication signed by Most Reverend Archbishop of Monrovia, Lewis Jerome Zeigler, following the Mass this evening, the remains of the Bishop Emeritus will be taken to Harper on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, where wake keeping will be held at the St. Teresa Cathedral on Thursday, starting from 6:00PM .
On Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:00AM in the St. Teresa Cathedral, the Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will take place to be followed by interment on the Cathedral grounds.
According to the Catholic Archdiocese, Bishop Emeritus Dalieh passed away at about 8:00pm on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Engelwood Hospital in New Jersey, United States of America, in his 81st year.
Bishop Dalieh was born in Yederobo, Pleebo-Maryland County on December 9, 1933.
The news of the passing of Bishop Dalieh comes barely a year following the home-going of another Bishop Emeritus, His Grace Archbishop Michael Kpakala Francis, after several years of inactivity due to illness.
Bishop Dalieh was ordained to the Priesthood on July 11, 1965 at the young age of 31 as Priest of Cape Palmas. At age 40, Priest Dalieh was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Cape Palmas on December 17, 1973, and was immediately raised to the position of Titular Bishop of Talaptular; a year later, on March 17, 1974, Bishop Dalieh was ordained Bishop, Titular Bishop of Talaptular.
At age 48, on December 19, 1981, Bishop Dalieh was appointed Bishop of Cape Palmas, and in accordance with the Catholic doctrine, the aging Bishop was retired as Bishop of Cape Palmas on October, 15, 2008 at age 74 years, eight months.
Having served as a Priest for 48 years, and Bishop for 40 years, Bishop Emeritus was called by his maker at age 80 years, four months for his reward.
Bishop Andrew Jagaye Karnley is currently serving as Bishop of Cape Palmas.