Accra, 04 March, 2021 / 2:49 pm (ACI Africa).
Days after the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation are encouraging the people of God in the country to get vaccinated.
In their Wednesday, March 3 collective statement, members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have described COVID-19 vaccines as “an act of good neighborliness” because those who get vaccinated protect themselves and others from contracting the disease.
“We wish to encourage our Priests, consecrated men and women and all Christ's faithful, and indeed every Ghanaian, to avail themselves of the opportunity to be vaccinated,” the Catholic Bishops in Ghana say in their collective statement signed by GCBC President, Archbishop Philip Naameh.
Referencing the Prayer for an end to Coronavirus Outbreak that was composed by the leadership of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), GCBC members call on Ghanaians to “see the arrival of the vaccine as an answer to our prayer and avail ourselves of the opportunity to be vaccinated.”
Through the SECAM Prayer, the people of God in Africa and Madagascar pray that “an effective medicine to combat the sickness be speedily found.”