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Archbishop Philip Naameh of Ghana's Tamale Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop in Ghana Dismisses as "false” CNN Report Quoting Him on Homosexuality

The October 8 CNN report quoting Archbishop Philip Naameh as saying that the West African country risks becoming a Muslim-majority nation if homosexual practices are allowed, is false, the Catholic Church leader has said. 

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Support Government Bill to Outlaw Homosexual Practices

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have written to the Ghanaian parliament expressing their support of a bill that seeks to illegalize homosexual practices in the country.

Religious leaders in Africa sign Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Africa Commit to end Human Trafficking at Joint Declaration

Religious leaders from West and Central Africa have jointly declared to use their positions in the society to end slavery and human trafficking, which have been said to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, with traffickers “preying on the vulnerable.”

The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), Archbishop Phillip Naameh. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Ghana, Government Disagree on Proposed Financing of National Cathedral

Catholic Bishops in Ghana are faulting the government for calling on citizens to donate at least 100GHC (US$6.00) monthly for the construction of a national interdenominational cathedral in the West African country.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Decry Military Brutality, Urge Independent Inquiry into Assaults

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have condemned the alleged use of excessive force by the country’s military on some residents of Wa town in Upper West Region within the Catholic Diocese of Wa.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana “condemn in no uncertain terms” Killing of Activist, Protesters

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have condemned the killing of a social media activist after he was attacked by a mob and the murder of two demonstrators reportedly shot by security officers during protests in Ejura town, Ashanti Region in the Catholic Diocese of Konongo-Mampong.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Encourage Faithful to Participate in Population Census

Bishops in Ghana are calling on all the Catholic faithful in the West African nation to avail themselves for the ongoing Population and Housing Census (PHC). 

Msgr. John Baptist Attakruh appointed Bishop Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese/ Credit: Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese/Facebook

Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese Appointed Diocesan Bishop

Msgr. John Baptist Attakruh who has been serving as Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese since August 2020 has been appointed the Local Ordinary of the same episcopal see.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Launch One Million Tree Planting Exercise to Foster Laudato Si’

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have launched a one million tree planting exercise to mark the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’ and in support of the government's GREEN GHANA project.

Members of of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) and Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) during their annual joint meeting at the Saint James Catholic Church, Osu, Accra. Credit: GCBC

Four Concerns Christian Leaders in Ghana Want Addressed for Peace, Harmony, Justice

Christian leaders in Ghana have, in a collective statement at the end of their Annual Joint Meeting, outlined four concerns, which they want addressed in view of achieving peace, harmony and Justice in the West African nation.

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Alleged Ritual Killing of Ghanaian School Boy “national security threat”: Catholic Bishops

The alleged ritual killing of an 11-year-old boy in Kasoa town within the Archdiocese of Cape Coast presents a threat to the national security of Ghana, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have said.

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Ecumenical Service in Ghana to Seek God’s Intervention against Homosexual Tendencies

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Ghana have organized an ecumenical prayer service on Sunday, March 21 aimed at seeking God's intervention against homosexual tendencies, an official involved in organizing the event has told ACI Africa.  

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Catholic Laity in Ghana Express Solidarity with Bishops against Homosexuality Proponents

Members of the Catholic Laity Council in Ghana have expressed solidarity with Catholic Bishops in the West African nation against homosexuality proponents who are allegedly attempting to institutionalize and legitimize the practice in the country.

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Vaccines, “act of good neighborliness”, Bishops in Ghana Say, Encourage Getting Vaccinated

Days after the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation are encouraging the people of God in the country to get vaccinated.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Clarify Remarks Condemning Homosexuality amid Controversy

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in a collective statement, sought to clarify their remarks condemning the push for homosexuality in the West African country after their recent statement stirred controversy among proponents of homosexuality.

Bishop Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD, the Episcopal Chairman for Health of the Ghana catholic Bishops’ Conference and Bishop of Ho in Ghana’s Volta Region who is calling on government to listen to the advice of Medical Experts on COVID-19. / Ho Diocesan Communication Office

Ghanaian Bishop Calls for Professional Support, Stakeholder Engagement in COVID-19 Fight

As the cases of COVID-19 hike in Ghana, a Catholic Bishop in the West African country says for the country to make progress in the fight against the pandemic, it is necessary that authorities seek professional advice and stakeholder engagement in making key decisions.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana “condemn” Homosexuality Proponents, Seek Government’s Stance

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have condemned proponents of homosexuality in the West African nation and urged government authorities "to state unambiguously their position on the matter."

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Bishops in Ghana Invite Catholics to Reconcile, Promote Justice, Peace During Lent

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in their Pastoral Letter for Lent 2021, invited the people of God in the West African nation to work toward strengthening their relationship with God, humanity and nature.

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Ahead of Ash Wednesday, Archdiocese in Ghana Issues Fresh Liturgical Guidelines

Ahead of the beginning of the Lenten Season, the leadership of Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has issued fresh COVID-19 measures to guide liturgical celebrations.

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Late Ghana’s Former President Inspired “probity, accountability, transparency”: Archbishop

The late former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, inspired multiple virtues that can be emulated, a Ghanaian Archbishop underscored at Rawlings’ Requiem Mass, highlighting the virtues of “probity, accountability and transparency.”