Catholic Church in Ghana

Logo of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC). Credit: GCBC

“Intensify prayers”: Lenten Appeal of Catholic Bishops in Ghana to End Violent Conflicts

Feb 25, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Ghana are appealing for divine intervention through intense prayers for an end to violent conflicts in the West African nation and internationally. 

Mons. John Kobina Louis (left) and Mons. Anthony Narh Asare (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Two Auxiliary Bishops for Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese

Feb 14, 2023

Pope Francis has, on Tuesday, February 14, appointed two Auxiliary Bishops for Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese. 

GCBC President, Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi of Sunyani Diocese. Crdit: Courtesy Photo

“Use all resources” to Address Violent Conflict in Ghana’s Bawku Region: Catholic Bishops

Feb 10, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Ghana are urging the government to “use all resources at its disposal” to restore peace in the Bawku region in the Northeastern part of the country.


Proposed Domestic Debt Restructuring Has “far-reaching consequences”: Bishops in Ghana

Jan 27, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have raised their voices against the proposed domestic debt restructuring process saying the program has significant consequences on the citizens of the West African country.  

Mons. Samuel Nkuah-Boateng appointed Bishop of Ghana's Wiawso Diocese on 26 January 2023. Credit: Wiawso Diocese

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Catholic Bishop of Wiawso in Ghana, Appoints Successor

Jan 26, 2023

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Joseph Francis Kweki Essien from the pastoral care of the Catholic Diocese of Wiawso in Ghana and appointed his successor.

Credit: Diocese of Wa

At Burial, Ghanaian Cardinal Eulogized as Good Pastor “with meekness, serenity of saints”

Jan 12, 2023

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr has been remembered as a good and wise pastor who served the people of God “with the meekness and serenity of the saints”.  

President Nana Akufo-Addo addressing Clergy. Credit: The Presidency Republic of Ghana

Ghana’s President Urges Catholic Clergy to Foster Cohesion, Solidarity, Nation-building

Jan 8, 2023

The President of Ghana has called on Catholic Clergy in the country to foster the values of cohesion, solidarity, and nation-building among the people of God in the West African nation.

Catholic Priests in Ghana during their 28th National and 16th Biennial Congress of the National Union of Ghana Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NUGCDPA). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priests in Ghana Advocate for Health Insurance Scheme in Dioceses

Jan 7, 2023

Catholic Priests in Ghana are advocating for the establishment of insurance schemes in Ghanaian Dioceses aimed at addressing the health needs of members of the Clergy.  

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Salesians Facilitating School Attendance for Vulnerable Children at Ghanaian Centre

Dec 23, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Ghana are providing psychological support to at-risk children to help foster their school attendance.

Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Ghana’s Sunyani Diocese Reaching Out to Needy Boys with Education Supplies

Dec 22, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Diocese of Sunyani in Ghana are providing educational and social support to young boys through a partnership with the International Voluntary Service (VIS).

Late Richard Cardinal Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana). Credit: Wa Diocese

Funeral of Late Ghanaian Cardinal Planned for Next Month after Arrival of Body from Rome

Dec 7, 2022

The funeral of the late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who served as the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Wa in Ghana until his death on November 27 has been planned for next month after his body will have been flown from Rome.

St. Andrew's Cathedral of Wa Diocese. Credit: Wa Diocese

Consultors of Wa Diocese in Ghana Elect Diocesan Administrator after Death of Cardinal

Dec 5, 2022

Members of the College of Consultors of the Catholic Diocese of Wa in Ghana have elected a Diocesan Administrator to govern the Episcopal See “ad interim” following the death of the Local Ordinary, Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr.

ishop Joseph Osei-Bonsu of the Catholic Diocese of Konongo-Mampong in Ghana. Credit: Radio Angelus

Catholic Bishop in Ghana Faults Lawmaker’s Remarks on Freemasonry

Dec 4, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Ghana has faulted the Member of Parliament (MP) of Effutu Constituency in the West African nation for saying that Catholics are free to join the freemason society. 

Members of the Ghana Conference of Catholic Bishops (GCBC). Credit: GCBC

Bishops in Ghana Concerned about “dwindling population of Catholics” in the Country

Dec 1, 2022

Bishops in Ghana have expressed concern about the “dwindling number of Catholics” in the West African nation.

Late Richard Cardinal Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana). Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Africa Eulogize Cardinal Who Served “with dedication, generosity”

Nov 30, 2022

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have paid glowing tribute to Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who passed on in Rome on November 27.

Pope Francis greets late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

“Faithful witness, wise, gentle pastor”: Holy Father Pays Tribute to Late African Cardinal

Nov 29, 2022

Pope Francis has eulogized the late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who died on Sunday, November 27 as a “faithful witness to the gospel”.

Late Richard Cardinal Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana). Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishop Mourns African Cardinal Who Desired to Revive Symposium of Bishops

Nov 28, 2022

The desire of Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, who served as President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) before his death on Sunday, November 27, was to fire up the work of the common forum of Catholic Bishops on the continent, the Bishop of Oyo Diocese in Nigeria has said.

Late Richard Cardinal Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana). Credit: SECAM

Recently Elevated African Cardinal Dies Days after Leaving Hospital in Rome

Nov 27, 2022

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, one of the Catholic Church leaders elevated to Cardinal during the August 27 Consistory, has died.

Bishop Gabriel Akwasi Abiabo Mante of Ghana's Jasikan Diocese. Credit: St. John of God Society Ghana/Facebook

Take “uncompromising stance” against Iron Ore Mining in Ghana: Catholic Bishop to Chiefs

Nov 26, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Jasikan in Ghana has called upon traditional leaders in Oti and Volta regions to take “a determined and uncompromising stance” demonstrating their opposition to the mining of iron ore and other minerals “yet to be discovered”.

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr of Ghana's Wa Diocese. Credit: SECAM

Ghanaian Cardinal Discharged from Hospital in Rome, Thankful for Spiritual Solidarity

Nov 23, 2022

The recently elevated Cardinal from Ghana who has been in hospital in Roma after undergoing a heart surgery in September has been discharged.