Catholic Church in Ghana

A section of members of the Accra Archdiocesan chapter of the World Union of Catholic Women (WUCWO) at the celebration

“Seek first responsibilities, privilege will follow": Bishop in Ghana to Catholic Mothers

Sep 13, 2023

Catholic mothers have to prioritize their role of nurturing young people “dutifully” in the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bishop Anthony Narh Asare, one of the two Auxiliary Bishops of Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese, has said.

Andrew Nana Gyan, Accra Archdiocesan Catechists’ Association President. Credit: Catholic Trends

Catechists in Ghanaian Archdiocese Cautioned against Laxity, Urged to “work hard”

Aug 28, 2023

Catechists in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra in Ghana have been cautioned against laxity, and urged to “work hard” and affirm the dignity of their call to God’s service. 


Ghana’s Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill Not “discriminatory”: Christian Leaders to U.S. Ambassador

Aug 27, 2023

Ghana’s Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill (anti-LGBTQI+ Bill) is not “discriminatory,” Christian leaders in the West African nation have said, responding to concerns that the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana raised regarding the 2021 proposed legislation. 

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

Any Military Move in Niger to “exacerbate already precarious situation”: Ghana’s Bishops

Aug 24, 2023

Any military move against those behind Niger’s July 26 military coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum from power will worsen the “already precarious situation” of the West African nation, members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have said.

Late Fr. Edward Tengan, Diocesan Administrator of Wa Diocese in Ghana. Credit: Wa Diocese

Catholic Diocese in Ghana in “sorrow, pain” Following Death of Diocesan Administrator

Aug 7, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Wa in Ghana has expressed “sorrow and pain” following the passing on of the Diocesan administrator, Fr. Edward Tengan.

Credit: Archdiocese of Accra

Support Local Ordinary’s Vision: Archbishop to Newly-Ordained Auxiliary Bishops in Ghana

Apr 20, 2023

The two newly-Consecrated Auxiliary Bishops for Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese have been cautioned against prioritizing their personal agenda, and urged to look out for and support the “vision and strategic planning initiatives” of the Local Ordinary of the Ghanaian Archdiocese.

Street children receive an education and services, including addiction treatment, at Don Bosco Kuajok in South Sudan. Credit: Salesian Missions

“Hope for a better life”: Street Children in Salesian Programs in Ghana, South Sudan

Apr 15, 2023

Street children in Ghana and South Sudan are being given “hope for a better life” in rehabilitation initiatives that Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), facilitates.

A poster announcing the Diocesan Synod on young people in Ghana's Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese. Credit: Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese

Planned Diocesan Synod in Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese to Focus on “youth ministry”

Apr 9, 2023

The planned Diocesan Synod in Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese is to examine issues relating to youth ministry in general and the role of Catholic youth in the Church in particular, the Local Ordinary has said.

Credit: Courtesy Photo

Mr. President, “what is your position on LGBTQ+?”: Catholic Bishop in Ghana in Open Letter

Apr 4, 2023

A Catholic Bishop in Ghana is calling upon the President of the West African nation to “unequivocally” and “unambiguously” make known his position on the controversial issue of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) in the country.

Let’s “invest in a thorough digital strategy”: Catholic Priest in Ghana

Mar 28, 2023

There is need for the Catholic Church in Ghana to provide resources in view of realizing “a thorough digital strategy” that would bring together the variety of online forums in the West African nation to make Jesus Christ known, loved, and worshiped, a Catholic Priest in the country has said.

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.  

Credit: Salesian Missions

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).