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Catholic Church in Ghana

David Boanuh, a Ghanaian filmmaker, winner of the 9th edition of the prestigious International Award, “Communicating Africa” contest, that Harambee Africa International (HAI), a Rome-based development agency launched. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ghanaian Filmmaker Wins Prestigious Catholic Entity’s Contest for Storytellers

Sep 27, 2022

David Boanuh, a Ghanaian filmmaker is the winner of the 9th edition of the prestigious International Award, “Communicating Africa” contest, that Harambee Africa International (HAI), a Rome-based development agency, had launched.

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr of Ghana's Wa Diocese. Credit: SECAM

African Cardinal Hospitalized in Rome Thankful for Prayers for “complete, full recovery”

Sep 2, 2022

The new Ghanaian Cardinal who is expected to undergo heart surgery in Rome has expressed gratitude to the people of God praying for his “complete and full recovery”.

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, speaking at the opening ceremony of the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM in Accra, Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

African Cardinal Absent at Consistory “doing well, in high spirits”: Catholic Priest

Aug 30, 2022

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, the new Ghanaian Cardinal who missed the August 27 Consistory due to a heart complication is “doing well and in high spirits”, the Director of Communications of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) has told ACI Africa.

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, speaking at the conclusion Mass of their 19th Plenary Assembly at the Holy Spirit Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Accra on 31 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Appeals for Prayers for African Cardinal Absent at Consistory Due to "heart problem"

Aug 27, 2022

Pope Francis has appealed for prayers for Ghanaian Cardinal, Richard Kuuia Baawobr who missed the August 27 Consistory due to what the Holy Father termed "a heart problem".

Bishop Matthew Yitiereh. Credit: Courtesy Photo

New Bishop in Ghana Hopes to Uphold Spirit of Pioneering Missionaries in Growing Diocese

Aug 22, 2022

The newly consecrated Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Yendi in Ghana has expressed a desire to walk in the footsteps of pioneering missionaries in the West African country to help his Episcopal See to flourish.

Samuel Zan Akologo, the Knights of Marshall Supreme Officer Responsible for MAREDES and Advocacy, planting a seedling. Credit: Business Ghana

Catholic Entity in Ghana Facilitates Tree Planting Initiative to Address Climate Change

Aug 13, 2022

Members of the Marshallan Relief and Development Services (MAREDES), a not-for-profit wing of the Noble Order of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall of the Catholic Church, have facilitated the planting of some 10,600 tree seedlings at Saboba in the Northern Region in Ghana in view of addressing the challenge of climate change.

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) at the conclusion Mass of their 19th Plenary  Assembly at the Holy Spirit Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Accra on 31 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

SECAM Plenary Assembly Ends with Appeal to Political Stakeholders to End Insecurity

Jul 31, 2022

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM)) have, in their communiqué at the end of their 19th Plenary Assembly, appealed to “social and political stakeholders and decision-makers … to do their utmost” to end insecurity on the African continent.

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr (center), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu (left) and Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (right)bSECAM President, First Vice and Second Vice President respectively. Credit: ACI Africa

New SECAM Leadership Reaches Out to Regional Conferences for Support to Realize Mission

Jul 31, 2022

The newly elected officials of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have called upon members of the eight regional associations to support them realize the mission the continental symposium.

Catholic Bishops in Africa Urged to Foster Human Dignity to Achieve “lasting security”

Jul 31, 2022

Sustainable and lasting security across the globe including Africa can be achieved when human dignity is both valued and protected, a Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization has told delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr (center), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu (left) and Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (right) elected SECAM President, First Vice and Second Vice President respectively on 30 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Ghanaian Cardinal-designate to Head Symposium of Catholic Bishops in Africa and Madagascar

Jul 30, 2022

The Ghanaian Cardinal-designate, Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, has been elected President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

Emmanuel Habuka Bombande, Executive Director of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) addressing delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Africa Urged to Be “more engaged in speaking out for right policies”

Jul 30, 2022

There is need for Catholic Bishops in Africa to advocate for “right policies” that facilitate equitable distribution of resources in their respective countries, a UN Senior Mediation Adviser has told delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, one of the two Cardinals-designate from Africa. Credit: ACI Africa

“I came to accept it as an invitation to serve”: Ghanaian Bishop on Being Named Cardinal

Jul 29, 2022

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, one of the two Cardinals-designate from Africa, has described his being named candidate to receive a red hat in August as “an invitation to serve” the people of God in Ghana.

The President of SECAM, Philippe Cardinal Ouedraogo addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

SECAM Leadership Urges Political Leaders in Africa to Realize Pledge to “silence guns”

Jul 28, 2022

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has challenged political leaders in Africa to live up to their pledge to end violent conflicts on the continent that they said would be realized by the year 2020.

President Nana Akufo-Addo addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

Ghana’s President Reaches Out to Catholic Bishops in Africa on National Cathedral Project

Jul 28, 2022

The President of Ghana has reached out to Catholic Bishops in Africa for financial support in the construction of the National Cathedral of Ghana, an ongoing initiative in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, that seeks to realize “a sacred space and infrastructure for the formal religious activities of the nation, like state funerals and presidential inaugural services.”

SECAM members following presentations at their 19th Plenary Assembly in Accra, Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

Vatican Official Urges Bishops in Africa to Tell Their Local Stories to “globalized world”

Jul 27, 2022

The Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications has challenged Catholic Bishops in Africa to voice their initiatives taken at the grassroots beyond their respective Episcopal Sees to the “globalized world”.

Sean Callahan, President and CEO of CRS addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

CRS Rallying for Support of SECAM Bishops in Renewed Fight Against Hunger, Violence

Jul 27, 2022

Catholic Relief Services, the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has appealed for more partners to join Catholic Bishops in Africa in the fight against the challenges facing the continent, including hunger, youth unemployment, and violence.

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, a Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization at the opening  Mass of the 9th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

SECAM Bishops’ Plenary, a Moment to Renew Commitment to Evangelization: Vatican Cardinal

Jul 26, 2022

Delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that officially started Tuesday, July 26 have been urged to seek to renew their commitment to the “mission of evangelization” in Africa.

Nuncio in Ghana Says Security, Migration “great” Challenges in Need of Collective Response

Jul 26, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has told delegates participating in the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that security and migration remain “great” challenges that require “the entire Church of Africa” to address.

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, the founder and chairman of Apo Group. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Africa Challenged to Improve Media Visibility of Church Initiatives

Jul 26, 2022

The Catholic Church in Africa is a leading provider of quality social services and is at the center of key development initiatives. Unfortunately, very little is known about the important role of the Catholic Church in society, the founder of the APO Group, a leading Pan-African communications agency has said.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo to address delegates of Planned SECAM Plenary Assembly as Guest of Honor. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ghana’s President to Address Delegates of Planned SECAM Plenary Assembly as Guest of Honor

Jul 7, 2022

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is expected to address Catholic Bishops in Africa as “guest of honor” during the planned Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), scheduled from July 25 to August 1 in Accra, Ghana’s capital city.