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Thanksgiving Mass after Episcopal Consecration of Bishop John Kobina Louis at Mary Mother of Good Council Parish of Accra Archdiocese of 30 April 2023. Credit: Ernest Senanu Dovlo/Ghana

Ghana's Constitutional Governance “only scratches surface of true democracy”: Catholic Bishop

May 10, 2024

The constitutional governance that stakeholders in Ghana practice is superficial and does not go far enough to reflect “true democracy”, Bishop John Kobina Louis, one of the Auxiliary Bishops of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, has said.

Bishop John Kobina Louis. Credit: Accra Archdiocese

Ghanaian Bishop Blames Dwindling Catholic Population to Lack of Zeal among Priests

Mar 14, 2024

Lack of zeal among priests in Ghana is partly to blame for the country’s dwindling Catholic population, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra in Ghana has said.

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New Pastoral Year in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese to Focus on Children Apostolate

Dec 9, 2023

The new Pastoral Year in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra is to focus on children Apostolate, the Local Ordinary has directed.

Andrew Nana Gyan, Accra Archdiocesan Catechists’ Association President. Credit: Catholic Trends

Catechists in Ghanaian Archdiocese Cautioned against Laxity, Urged to “work hard”

Aug 28, 2023

Catechists in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra in Ghana have been cautioned against laxity, and urged to “work hard” and affirm the dignity of their call to God’s service. 

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Support Local Ordinary’s Vision: Archbishop to Newly-Ordained Auxiliary Bishops in Ghana

Apr 20, 2023

The two newly-Consecrated Auxiliary Bishops for Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese have been cautioned against prioritizing their personal agenda, and urged to look out for and support the “vision and strategic planning initiatives” of the Local Ordinary of the Ghanaian Archdiocese.

Mons. John Kobina Louis (left) and Mons. Anthony Narh Asare (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Two Auxiliary Bishops for Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese

Feb 14, 2023

Pope Francis has, on Tuesday, February 14, appointed two Auxiliary Bishops for Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese. 

Fr. Raphael Assamah with some Iowa legislators. Credit: Accra Archdiocese

Ghanaian Catholic Priest Honored in U.S. for “devotion to residents” During Floods in Iowa

Apr 7, 2022

A Ghanaian Catholic Priest ministering in the Diocese of DesMoines in the U.S. has been honored “for his efforts, care, and devotion to the residents” of Hamburg, Iowa State during the 2019 floods.

Some items on display at the trade show at the Blessed Sacrament parish in Ghana's Accra Archdiocese. Credit: News Watch Ghana

Catholic Parish in Ghana Organizes Maiden Trade Show to Address Youth Unemployment

Nov 24, 2021

The Blessed Sacrament Parish in Ghana’s Catholic Archdiocese of Accra has launched its first ever trade show exhibition to address the issue of unemployment among the youth.

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Ahead of Ash Wednesday, Archdiocese in Ghana Issues Fresh Liturgical Guidelines

Feb 5, 2021

Ahead of the beginning of the Lenten Season, the leadership of Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has issued fresh COVID-19 measures to guide liturgical celebrations.

Archbishop Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski with members of the
Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) before a Eucharistic Celebration at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Accra on October 15, 2020 to officially welcome him as the 9 the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana. / Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC)/Facebook Page.

Papal Envoy Lauds Church in Ghana for “great hospitality” at Maiden Public Mass

Oct 16, 2020

The new representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has, on the occasion of the first public Mass that was held on Thursday, October 15 to officially welcome him, thanked the people of God in the West African country for the “great hospitality” accorded him.

Newly Appointed Apostolic Administrator for Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese Ghana, Fr. John Baptiste Attakruh. / Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi

Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Administrator for Ghana's Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese

Aug 18, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. John Baptist Attakruh as the new Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese that has been under the leadership of Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, the Local Ordinary of Accra.

Sr. Anthonia Orji, DSP, Education Officer and Manager of the Welfare, Empowerment Mobility (WEM)  in Accra Archdiocese. / Rays of Hope WEM Centre

Meet Nigerian Nun Seeking to Break Chains of Child Labor in Ghana

Jul 21, 2020

At Welfare Empowerment Mobility (WEM) located in Ghana’s Archdiocese of Accra, young people from impoverished backgrounds who spent years of their childhood on the streets in the West African nation, toiling to make a living away from school, have found a new home.

Ghanaian Prelate Urges Caution as COVID-19 is Confirmed at an Accra Girls’ School

Jul 8, 2020

The Catholic Archbishop of Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has urged caution after cases of COVID-19 were confirmed among students and a staff at a non-denominational day and boarding secondary school for girls in the country’s capital, Accra.

Some Ghanaians donating Blood to save lives.

Ghanaian Prelate Launches Blood Donation Campaign amid Continental Deficit

Jun 16, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen a major plunge in blood reserves in many African countries with the numbers of donors decreasing by the day, a situation that has led a Catholic Bishop in Ghana to appeal to individuals to make blood donation part of their lifestyle.

Archbishop Palmer-Buckle, Vice President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference receiving a donation from  Mrs. Asor Anyimadu-Antwi, on behalf of the  National Union of Past Students of Holy Child School. / Global Newswatch Media

Catholic Women Groups in Ghana Donate to COVID-19 Fund, A Response to Bishops’ Call

May 24, 2020

Two Catholic women groups in the West African nation of Ghana have, in separate ceremonies, donated to the National solidarity fund to help in the fight against COVID-19, responding to the appeal made by their Bishops in March.

Bishop Emmanuel Fianu, SVD of Ho Diocese in the Volta Region blessing the Oils at the Diocesan Chrism Mass on April 8, 2020 attended by only the Deans of the Diocese. / Diocesan Communications Office

Ghanaian Clergy Celebrate Postponed Chrism Mass with a Firm Call to Serve the Poor

May 12, 2020

A call to make the most vulnerable members of the society a priority especially during COVID-19 was the key message at the Chrism Mass celebration, which Ghana’s Archdiocese of Accra had postponed owing to the restrictions of the pandemic in the West African country.

Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle, Vice President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference receiving a Cheque for GHc100,000 ($20,000) from the leadership of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall, a Catholic Friendly Society in Ghana at National Catholic Secretariat on April 15, 2020. / Marshallan Communications Team.

Catholic Groups in Ghana Respond to Bishops’ Appeal to Support Health Facilities

Apr 21, 2020

Different Catholic Groups in Ghana have heeded to the appeal by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) for financial assistance in its nine-month National Emergency Response Plan to combat COVID-19 by donating towards the purchase of hospital equipment and food for the needy in the West African country.

Ghanaians will, on Wednesday, March 25, being the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, observe a National Day of Prayer and fasting, seeking God’s intervention over COVID-19.

Ghana Declares Solemnity of Annunciation National Day of Prayer over COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

Ghanaians will, on Wednesday, March 25, observe a National Day of Prayer and fasting, seeking God’s intervention over COVID-19 following a directive from Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo after the country announced on Saturday, March 21 that the number of people infected with the disease had reached 21.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with Religious Leaders at Breakfast Prayer Meeting, Accra, Thursday, March 19. / Presidency of the Republic of Ghana

Ghana Seeks Divine Intervention amid COVID-19, President Hosts Breakfast Prayer Meeting

Mar 20, 2020

As the world struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19 with at least 34 countries in Africa declaring cases of the disease, the President of the West African nation of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has convened a breakfast prayer meeting with all Religious Leaders in the country to seek God’s intervention.

Some Catholic Health Professionals at the St. Maurice Parish, La, Accra during the commemoration of World Day of the Sick in 2019. / Damian Avevor

Catholic Health Professionals in Ghana: “ready to promote human dignity and Life”

Feb 5, 2020

As the universal Church prepares to mark the 28th World Day of the Sick on February 11, the Catholic Health Professionals Guild in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has outlined a series of activities to commemorate the day, geared towards the promotion of human dignity and life.