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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 Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi and Honourable Alban S. K. Bagbin, Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament. Credit: Catholic Trends

In Line with Catholic Bishops’ Stance, Legislators in Ghana Pass Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

Feb 29, 2024

Lawmakers in Ghana have passed a new bill that makes identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning plus (LGBTQ+) illegal.

Members of the Ghana Conference of Catholic Bishops (GCBC). Credit: GCBC

Ghana’s Eligible Christians “should actively participate” in Dec. Polls: Catholic Bishops

Feb 15, 2024

Christian voters in Ghana must be prepared to take part in the country’s general elections scheduled for later this year, members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have said. 

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Let’s Be “sacraments of unity”: Catholic Bishops in Ghana in 2024 Lenten Message

Feb 14, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Ghana are calling on the people of God in the West African nation to join them in manifesting unity through the fostering of good relationships with God, others, and nature.  

The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC), Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi. Credit: Catholic Trends

We’ve No “rites for such things”: Bishop in Ghana on Blessing of Same-Sex Marriages

Dec 21, 2023

The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) has clarified that the blessing of same-sex marriages is not permissible in the West African country, noting that the Church does not even have the rites and prayers for such arrangements.

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What an African Cardinal Said about Bill Criminalizing Homosexuality in Ghana

Nov 29, 2023

Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson has been at the center of controversy in Ghana following his Monday, November 27 comments on Ghana's Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill (anti-LGBTQI+ Bill).

Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi and Honourable Alban S. K. Bagbin, Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament. Credit: Catholic Trends

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Laud Parliament for Passing Family Protection Bill

Nov 21, 2023

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have lauded the West African nation’s parliament for passing the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021.

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Issues of National Concern Catholic Bishops in Ghana Want Addressed

Nov 20, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have outlined a number of issues affecting the West African nation, including “current economic hardships”, security agents’ brutalities, “politics of religion”, and “worsening environmental destruction” among others. They call upon the government to address these issues for the good of the people of God in the West African nation.

Some members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC). Credit: Catholic Trends/Facebook

Bishops in Ghana Decry “massive uncontrolled corruption”, Call for Political Reawakening

Nov 20, 2023

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have decried what they refer to as “uncontrolled corruption” in the West African country, calling for political reawakening in the country.    

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What Bishops in Ghana are Proposing to Address Dwindling Catholic Population

Nov 14, 2023

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) are proposing the development of well-structured catechetical and formation programs, among other sets of proposals to address the decreasing number of Catholic faithful in the West African nation. 

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC). Credit: Catholic Trends

Any Military Move in Niger to “exacerbate already precarious situation”: Ghana’s Bishops

Aug 24, 2023

Any military move against those behind Niger’s July 26 military coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum from power will worsen the “already precarious situation” of the West African nation, members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have said.

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“Intensify prayers”: Lenten Appeal of Catholic Bishops in Ghana to End Violent Conflicts

Feb 25, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Ghana are appealing for divine intervention through intense prayers for an end to violent conflicts in the West African nation and internationally. 

GCBC President, Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi of Sunyani Diocese. Crdit: Courtesy Photo

“Use all resources” to Address Violent Conflict in Ghana’s Bawku Region: Catholic Bishops

Feb 10, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Ghana are urging the government to “use all resources at its disposal” to restore peace in the Bawku region in the Northeastern part of the country.

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Listen to Catholic Bishops, Stop Wasting Resources: Ghanaian Lawmaker to Government

Feb 5, 2023

A Ghanaian Member of Parliament (MP) has told the government to listen to the Catholic Bishops' appeal to stop wasting resources and to present an angle that is consistent with the fact that the country is “in dire straits” economically, which he says is “government-inflicted”.  

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At Burial, Ghanaian Cardinal Eulogized as Good Pastor “with meekness, serenity of saints”

Jan 12, 2023

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr has been remembered as a good and wise pastor who served the people of God “with the meekness and serenity of the saints”.  

Members of the Ghana Conference of Catholic Bishops (GCBC). Credit: GCBC

Bishops in Ghana Concerned about “dwindling population of Catholics” in the Country

Dec 1, 2022

Bishops in Ghana have expressed concern about the “dwindling number of Catholics” in the West African nation.

Archbishop Philip Naameh during the start of the Plenary Assembly of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) on 7 November 2022. Credit: GCBC

Catholic Archbishop in Ghana Laments Indifference “towards the Gospel of Christ”

Nov 9, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Ghana has expressed concern about the tendency on the part of the people of God in the West African nation to detach from “the Gospel of Christ”.

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Jesuit Entity in Ghana Calls on Bishops to Examine “current realities” at Plenary Assembly

Nov 4, 2022

The leadership of the Arrupe Jesuit Institute (AJI), a Ghana-based social justice centre of the Jesuit North-West Africa Province, is calling upon Catholic Bishops in Ghana consider examining the “current realities” in the West African nation during their Plenary Assembly. 

Archbishop Philip Naameh of Ghana's Tamale Archdiocese. Credit Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Urge Nations in Africa to “address poverty, rising inequalities”

Oct 7, 2022

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have urged to African governments to address the rising poverty levels and discrimination in the distribution of state resources to avoid insurgency. 

Late Archbishop emeritus Gregory E Kpiebaya. Credit: GCBC

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Announce “with deep sorrow” Death of Colleague

May 31, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, “with deep sorrow”, announced the death of their 89-year-old colleague, who had retired from the pastoral care of Ghana’s Tamale Archdiocese in 2009 at the age of 76.