The 64-year old Prelate told the people of God that 25 years is not a time to relax but “a time to prepare for more work to be done.”
“The Church will continue to look for you (Catholics) to use your talents to bring the Church in Keta-Akatsi to a different level,” he said.
In his congratulatory message, Bishop Kumordji called on the people of God to come together as a family to work for the continuous spiritual growth of the Diocese.
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“Twenty-five years is only a quarter of a century; let us listen to the spirit of this celebration to work together with God’s grace as a family, pray together to enhance the mission of the Church in the coming years,” he said.
The member of the Society of the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) said that working together as a family would enable the Diocese to reach the centenary with greater development in the Church and the universal mission of Christ.
‘The celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the Diocese is a celebration of the people whose hospitality and responsiveness to the message of the missionaries has made us to have something to celebrate,” he said.
According to Bishop Kumordji, “Silver Jubilee of an institution or an organization is a celebration of those who started it, developed it and brought it to its present stage.”
“We celebrate the individuals and the societies who risked their members for this missionary venture to evangelize this unknown place,” he said.
In a brief remark, Archbishop Jagodziński told the people of God under Keta-Akatsi Diocese, “I join you all in praising God for all the blessings he has bestowed on the Diocese.”
“I am filled with happiness because this is my first trip and celebration outside the Capital City of Ghana,” added the Polish-born Nuncio who officially assumed office as the representative of the Holy Father in Ghana on September 9.
The 51-year old Papal Representative expressed deep appreciation to the people of God in Keta-Akatsi Diocese, which was created during the papacy of St. John Paul II.
He prayed that the significance of the Silver Jubilee celebration will empower the people to renew their faith and promote the Kingdom of God in line with the charism of St. Paul John Paul II.
The Diocese of Keta-Akatsi was canonically erected on 19 December 1994. However, the official announcement to that effect was made by Archbishop Andre Dupuy, the Apostolic Nuncio on 17 March 1995 under the auspices of Bishop Francis Kofi Anani Lodonu, who at the time, was the Bishop of the then Keta-Ho Diocese and GCBC President.