, 11 December, 2019 / 12:11 AM
Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese is set to host a number of secular and religious leaders in the country Wednesday, December 11 to discuss issues of common concern to the West African nation at an event dubbed “Conversations in the Cathedral” to be graced by the country’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“Conversations in the Cathedral is an initiative of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie. It is an ecumenical event that seeks to bring together both secular and religious leaders to discuss issues of common concern,” the Director of Missions Office of Accra Archdiocese, Fr. John Patrick Tindana told ACI Africa correspondent in Ghana.
Fr. Tindana explained the two concepts of “conversation” and “Cathedral saying, “It is first and foremost a ‘conversation’ where individuals are permitted to share their views on the issue or issues under discussion. It is also in the ‘Cathedral’ because the event is situated within the cathedral of Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie.”
The Wednesday event, the Ghanaian cleric told ACI Africa in the interview, “is to bring people of diverse backgrounds, expertise and creed together to dialogue as people of the same humanity who have the interest of the common good at stake; this will in turn create a bridge of trust among all participants and their various followers.”
“That will eventually inure to the benefit of the nation as a whole and help promote peace and stability and at the end of the day, we shall come to understand that we are not enemies but people of common destiny,” the Director of Missions also said about the event to planned at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.
Accra’s Archbishop Kwofie will preside over the event that will also have other Ghanaian dignitaries in attendance including Ghana’s former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama as well as the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Rev. Mensah Otabil.
The 5.30 p.m. event, which is also Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is expected to be streamed live on various Catholic online media Channels in the country including Accra Archdiocese’s Facebook, Catholic TV, Website, and Radio Angelus.
ACI Africa was officially inaugurated on August 17, 2019 as a continental Catholic news agency at the service of the Church in Africa. Headquartered in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, this media apostolate will strive to facilitate the telling of Africa’s story by providing media coverage of Catholic events on the African continent, giving visibility to the activities of the Church across Africa where statistics show significant growth in numbers and the continent gradually becoming the axis of Catholicism. This is expected to contribute to an awareness of and appreciation for the significant role of the Church in Africa and over time, the realization of a realistic image of Africa that often receives negative media framing.
Father Don Bosco Onyalla
Editor-in-Chief, ACI Africa