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Catholic Church in Ghana

SECAM's Kampala Document presented Thursday, 21 January 2021. Credit: SECAM

Use Family as Domestic Church to Exercise “baptismal priesthood”: SECAM Official

May 14, 2022

An official of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has urged Christians on the second largest continent to lead prayers in their respective families as a way of exercising the priestly authority received at their baptism.

Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle of Ghana's Cape Coast Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa.

Pray for Vocations, Help Christ’s Disciples Answer Call: Ghanaian Archbishop to Christians

May 8, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Cape Coast Archdiocese in Ghana has, on the annual celebration of Vocations Sunday, May 8, encouraged followers of Christ to “pray for vocations” and help disciples of Jesus Christ “faithfully” answer God’s call.

Bishop Joseph Kwaku Afrifah-Agyekum of Ghana's Koforidua Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“Align catechism to lives of people” amid Challenges in West Africa: RECOWA Vice President

May 7, 2022

The new Vice President of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, emphasized the need to align the teaching of the word of God to the daily challenges people face in West Africa.

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

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Call on Christians to “never get tired of praying for peace”

Apr 14, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in their Easter 2022 message, called on followers of Christ in the West African nation to persistently pray for peace amid violent conflict in the country and elsewhere.

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

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Urge Prudence as Government Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 9, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have called on the people of God in the West African nation to remain cautious about COVID-19 after the country’s President announced the easing of restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the disease. 

Fr. Raphael Assamah with some Iowa legislators. Credit: Accra Archdiocese

Ghanaian Catholic Priest Honored in U.S. for “devotion to residents” During Floods in Iowa

Apr 7, 2022

A Ghanaian Catholic Priest ministering in the Diocese of DesMoines in the U.S. has been honored “for his efforts, care, and devotion to the residents” of Hamburg, Iowa State during the 2019 floods.

Members of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana. Credit: National Peace Council (NPC)

Peace Council Officials in Ghana Call for Calm, Dialogue to End Conflict in Bawku Region

Apr 6, 2022

Officials of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana are calling on “all actors” in the Bawku conflict to cease fire and create an enabling environment for dialogue.

Bishop John Baptist Attakruh and representative of of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) during the solidarity visit to victims of the January 20 gas explosion that occurred near a mining town in the Southwestern region of Ghana. Credit: Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese

Catholic Bishop, Women Association in Ghana Pay Solidarity Visit to Gas Explosion Victims

Mar 16, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of  Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese in Ghana and members of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) have paid a solidarity visit to victims of the January 20 gas explosion that occurred near a mining town in the Southwestern region of the country.

Members of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana. Credit: National Peace Council (NPC)

Peace Council Officials in Ghana Urge Women to Actively Participate in Governance

Mar 12, 2022

Officials of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana are calling on women in the West African nation to actively take part in their country’s governance. 

Sr. Regina Ignatia Aflah, HDR. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Caritas Africa Entity Advocates for More Women Religious in Catholic Continental Body

Mar 10, 2022

An official of the Caritas Africa Women Task Force Committee (CAWTFC) has expressed concern over a limited representation of women Religious in Caritas Africa.

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

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Urge Faithful to Strengthen Family Bonds During Lenten Season

Mar 4, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Ghana urge faithful to focus on strengthening family bonds during this year’s Lenten Season.