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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.

Picture of Ishmael Mensah Abdallah who was murdered on April 3. / Courtesy Photo

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.

Poster announcing the Prayer Service to Seek God's intervention against Homosexuality in Ghana / Courtesy Photo

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.”  

“Exercise restraint, avoid all forms of violence”, Bishops in Ghana Appeal amid Unrest

Following days of post-election unrest in some parts of Ghana, members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have called on the leadership of political parties and their supporters to restrain from all forms of violence. 

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Christians in Ghana Seek God’s Intervention ahead of National Election

Polls in Ghana closed Monday, December 7 evening against a backdrop of prayer requests from Christians on the eve of the general elections.

Ahead of General Elections in Ghana, Bishops Appeal for Peace in Advent Message

Ahead of Ghana’s general elections scheduled for December 7, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have, in their Advent message, appealed to Ghanaians to maintain peace during the electioneering period.

Some Bishops of Ghana with the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana,
Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński who presided at the Holy Mass of the 25th Anniversary of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana’s Volta Region. / Bro. Stephen Domelevo, SVD

Be Agents of the Kingdom of God, Bishop in Ghana at Diocesan Silver Jubilee

The Bishop of Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana’s Volta Region has called on the people of God under his pastoral care to be true agents and promoters of the Kingdom of God “through Word and Sacrament.”  

Sr. Regina Ignatia Aflah, HDR, the Co-ordinator for Human Rights
and Justice of Caritas Ghana. / Damian Avevor

Nun in Ghana Calls for “deepened social protection interventions” for Deprived in Society

A Ghanaian nun has, on the occasion to commemorate the fourth World Day of the Poor, called on the government and other stakeholders in Ghana to make every effort to promote and safeguard the vulnerable in society through humanitarian interventions.

Some members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) at the end of the closing Mass of their Annual Plenary Assembly in the Diocese of Keta–Akatsi. / Facebook Page Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC).

Seven Issues of Concern Bishops in Ghana Want Addressed for National Transformation

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in a collective statement at the end of their Annual Plenary Assembly, outlined seven issues affecting the West African nation, which they want addressed in view of achieving national transformation.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with members of the newly
constituted Governing Board of Ghana’s National Peace Council after
the inauguration in Accra on November 10, 2020. / Daniel Orlando

Appointment to Ghana’s National Peace Council Chance “to learn, to build peace”: Prelate

A Ghanaian Bishop who was recently appointed as a member of the Governing Board of the National Peace Council (NPC) in the West African nation has, in an interview with ACI Africa correspondent, described his nomination as an opportunity to learn and contribute to the building of peace in the country.

Ghana’s Religious, Civil Leaders Petition President over Plant Variety Protection Bill

Religious leaders and heads of civil societies in Ghana have launched an online petition seeking to block the legislation of the Plant Variety Protection Bill, 2020.