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The campus of the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG). /

Ghana’s President Promises to Grant Charter to Catholic University College

A year after members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) petitioned the President to grant the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG) a charter, the President has given a hint of granting the Catholic institution of higher learning autonomy.

The Panelists at the Media briefing on Securing Government of Ghana’s Support to the ongoing process of negotiating a UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights. / Caritas Ghana

Ghana’s Government Needs to Sign UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations: Church Official

The leadership of Caritas Ghana is urging the government of the West African nation to show commitment in safeguarding the rights of “affected communities” by signing the United Nations (UN) Binding Treaty for Transnational Corporations (TNCs) on Human Rights.

Archbishop Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski with members of the
Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) before a Eucharistic Celebration at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Accra on October 15, 2020 to officially welcome him as the 9 the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana. / Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC)/Facebook Page.

Papal Envoy Lauds Church in Ghana for “great hospitality” at Maiden Public Mass

The new representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has, on the occasion of the first public Mass that was held on Thursday, October 15 to officially welcome him, thanked the people of God in the West African country for the “great hospitality” accorded him.

Bishop Alfred Agyenta, Local Ordinary of the Navrongo-Bolgatanga
Diocese in Upper East Region of Ghana with the Chief Executive Office of Caritas Ghana, Mr. Zan Akologo during a presentation ceremony to the Diocese on September 28, 2020 to support people impacted by the recent floods in the Region due to heavy rains and spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso. / Caritas Ghana

Prelate, Caritas Officials in Ghana Call for Sustainable Solution to Perennial Flooding

For the past 19 years, a section of Ghanaians has battled with flooding that has led to massive destruction of property, displacement and deaths. And now, the Church in Ghana, through its charity arm, is calling for a permanent solution to the challenge.

Sr. Olivia Umoh, DC, the Director of Street Children Project leading
the Kumasi Humanitarian Team to the streets of Kumasi to distribute sleeping mats and blankets to homeless citizens in Kumasi on Tuesday, September 15, / Caritas Ghana

Vatican COVID-19 Response Fund Boosting Caritas Ghana Interventions among Deprived

The Vatican COVID-19 Response Fund donated to Ghana’s Archdiocese of Kumasi is changing lives of vulnerable groups in the Archdiocese including the homeless and medical staff working in deprived conditions, the Chief Executive Officer of Caritas Ghana, the Relief and Development Organization of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) has said.

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) with President Nana Akufo-Addo. /

Missionaries’ Residence Permit Among 7 Issues Bishops in Ghana Want President to Address

Reviewing the amount foreign missionaries in Ghana pay for their residence permits is one of the seven issues Catholic Bishops in the West African country want the Head of State to address, the Bishops have indicated in their collective statement circulated Thursday, September 10.

Archbishop Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana presenting his Letter of Introduction to the President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference at the National Catholic Secretariat on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. / National Catholic Secretariat.

Papal Representative in Ghana Assumes Office, Promises Collaboration with Local Ordinaries

Archbishop Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski has officially assumed office as the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana.

Logos of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
(GIZ), a German Development Agency and Caritas Ghana, the development and humanitarian agency of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC). /

Caritas Ghana Rolls out $175,000 Project to Ease COVID-19 Burden

Catholic Bishops in Ghana, through their humanitarian wing, Caritas Ghana have embarked on a humanitarian project that will see vulnerable groups who have been worst hit by COVID-19 benefit from a GHc1million (UD$175,000.00) project to help them get back on their feet.

Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops in Ghana on Politics for Nation Building and Social Cohesion in Ghana /

Clergy in Ghana Told to Desist from Political Predictions ahead of National Elections

Every Ghanaian has a role to play in ensuring free, fair, peaceful and transparent elections slated for December, according to Catholic Bishops in the west Africa country who have issued a pastoral letter, cautioning the Clergy to desist from engaging in political predictions ahead of the poll.

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC). /

Violent Student Unrest “disheartening, show of disrespect for authority”: Bishops in Ghana

Recent cases of violent student unrest in some Senior High Schools (SHS) in Ghana have caught the attention of Catholic Bishops in the West African nation who, in a collective statement, describe the students’ actions as “disheartening” and a “show of disrespect for authority.”

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo during his 14th address to the nation on Sunday, July 26. /

Ghana’s President Extends Public Worship Duration to Two Hours

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the duration of public worship from one hour to two hours effective August 1, in response to a petition that was made by religious leaders in the west African country.

Archbishop Philip Naameh, President of the Ghana Catholic
Bishops’ Conference in a handshake with President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo during a visit of the Bishops to the President at the Seat of Government. / Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC)

Ghana’s Faith-Based Groups Have “kept country going” amid COVID-19 Crisis: Government

A government official in Ghana has, at a presentation in parliament, acknowledged with appreciation the role of faith-based organizations saying they have “kept the country going.”

Some Ghanaians going through formalities during the Electoral Commission’s Pilot Voters Registration Exercise which took place in all 16 Regions across the Country. / Ghana's Electoral Commission.

Bishops in Ghana Concerned about “recent spate of violence” in Voter Registration Exercise

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have expressed their concerns about the recent cases of violence in the ongoing voter registration exercise in the West African nation and have urged political parties to abide by the law.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols /

Bishops in Ghana Concerned about “high level of disregard of COVID-19 protocols” in Public

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have expressed their concerns about the tendency to disregard COVID-19 protocols in political events that attract large crowds of people across the West African nation.

Representatives of Faith-Based Groups at a Stakeholders’ Meeting on COVID-19 Response in the Greater Accra Region at the Christ the Kind Parish, Accra on July 2, 2020. / Global Newswatch Media and Communications

Faith-Based Groups in Ghana to Work with State Agencies in Fighting COVID-19 Stigma

With the rise in cases of the coronavirus and reports of stigmatization against people who have tested positive for the virus, faith-based groups in Ghana have expressed their commitment to collaborating with state agencies to fight against the pandemic through massive public education and sensitization on the dangers of COVID-19.

Archbishop Philip Naameh, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale and President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference. /

Church Leaders in Ghana Petition for Increase of Public Mass Duration after Lockdown

Leaders of various Christian groups in Ghana have petitioned the President of the West Africa country, Nana Akufo-Addo to reconsider the government directive that church services be conducted within one hour.

Some Ghanaians going through formalities during the Electoral Commission’s Pilot Voters Registration Exercise which took place on June 2 and 3, 2020 in all 16 Regions across the Country. / Ghana's Electoral Commission

Ghanaian Bishop Issues Guidelines for Church Facilities in Ongoing Voters’ Registration

As members of the Ghana Electoral Commission continue with the compilation of a new register of voters in anticipation of the December election, the Bishop of Konongo-Mampong Diocese has issued a number of guidelines to be observed where church facilities within his jurisdiction are used in the exercise.

Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie of Accra receiving Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) from Major-General Peter Sangber-Dery, the Supreme Subordinate President of the Knights of St. John International in Ghana at a ceremony at the National Catholic Secretariat, Accra on June 23, 2020. / Department of Social Communications, NCS, Accra

Catholic Service Organization in Ghana Boost Bishops’ Fight against COVID-19

Members of a Catholic service organization have, on the occasion of the feast of their patron saint, donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Bishops in Ghana, to distributed to Catholic Health facilities around the country as part of the ongoing efforts in curbing COVID-19.

President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo with some members of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference during the 125th Anniversary climax Mass of Catholicism in Accra held at the Black Star Square in November 2018. /

Ghana’s President Appreciates Church for Offering COVID-19 Isolation Centers

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed his appreciation for members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) and other Church institutions for offering their facilities to be used as COVID-19 isolation and treatment centers across the West African country.

Bishop Frank Nubuasah of Botswana’s Diocese of Gaborone. /

Bishop in Botswana Concerned about “lavish celebrations” that Defy COVID-19 Measures

A Ghanaian-born Bishop ministering in Botswana has expressed concern that Ghanaians are risking COVID-19 contagion to organize expensive weddings and burial ceremonies in complete oblivion of the poor people that need help in the West African country.