Sekondi-Takoradi, 24 June, 2021 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Msgr. John Baptist Attakruh who has been serving as Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese since August 2020 has been appointed the Local Ordinary of the same episcopal see.
The appointment of the Ghanaian Cleric was made public by the Holy See Press Office Thursday, June 24 and announced in the Diocese by the Charge d'Affaires in Apostolic Nunciature in Ghana, Msgr. Maher Chammas.
“His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. John Baptist Attakruh as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi,” Msgr. Chammas announced Thursday, June 24.
The Bishop-elect is expected to take over from Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie who was transferred to the Archdiocese of Accra in January 2019.
Born in October 1957, Msgr. Attakruh was ordained a Priest of the Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi on 30 July 1989.