Sekondi-Takoradi, 18 August, 2020 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
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.
The appointment was made public, Tuesday, August 18 by the Chargé d'affaires at the Apostolic Nunciature in Ghana, Msgr. Paval Talapka.
“I wish to inform you that with a Decree dated 31st July 2020, on the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, having the special faculty from the Holy Father Pope Francis has nominated Rev. Fr. John Baptist Attakruh… as the new Apostolic Administrator Sede Vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the vacant Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese with all the rights and faculties of a Local Ordinary,” Msgr. Paval Talapka said.
Until his appointment, Fr. John Baptist has been serving as the Director of the Diocesan Catechetical Institute of Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese.
Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese has been vacant since January 2019 following the transfer and elevation of the then Local Ordinary, Archbishop Kwofie to the Archdiocese of Accra.