Accra, 04 November, 2022 / 9:01 pm (ACI Africa).
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.
In a message shared with ACI Africa Friday, November 4 ahead of the Plenary Assembly of members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC), AJI leadership says the meeting and the theme “could not have come at a more propitious time”.
“The theme of the GCBC assembly, ‘For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission in the Light of the New Evangelization in Ghana’, augers well for their prayerful consideration of Ghana’s current realities,” AJI officials say in reference to the meeting scheduled to begin on November 4 in the Apostolic Vicariate of Donkorkrom in Eastern Ghana.
Making reference to the Second Vatican Council’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes, AJI officials say, “The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of Ghanaians today, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and the hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ.”
In the message signed by AJI’s Executive Director of the Accra-based Jesuit institute, Fr. Addy Kpanie, the officials term the Catholic Bishops’ Plenary Assembly as “timely”.