Latest stories: Ghana

Members of SECAM Standing Committee in Accra, Ghana, in October 2019. Credit: SECAM /

On SECAM Day, Catholic Bishops in Africa Appeal for “inclusive culture, rooted in Christ”

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that brings together Catholic Bishops in Africa have “passionately” appealed to the people of God on the continent to avoid divisions, striving to embrace an inclusive culture that is rooted in Christ.

Screenshot of some participants during the July 22 virtual session to mark 2021 SECAM Day. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Africans Invited to Interact with Bishops’ “Kampala Document” for Renewed Evangelization

The people of God in Africa have been invited to interact with the Kampala Document (KD) of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), the 100-page publication that resulted from the discussions Catholic Bishops in Africa had at the conclusion of their year-long Golden Jubilee celebrations (July 2018 to July 2019).

The Front Page of SECAM's Kampala Document. Credit: SECAM /

Church in Africa Needs New Pastoral Approach “centered on personal conversion”: Cleric

There is a need for new approach to evangelization in Africa, with a focus on “personal conversion”, a Catholic Cleric has told participants at the virtual event organized by the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

Archbishop-elect Franklyn Nubuasah of the Catholic Diocese of Gaborone, Botswana who was recently elevated to Archbishop ad personam/ Credit: Courtesy photo /

Newly Appointed “Archbishop ad personam” in Botswana Says Elevation “was a surprise”

The Local Ordinary of Botswana’s Gaborone Diocese has said his last week’s elevation to the rank of an Archbishop “was a surprise.”

Some members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

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.

A poster announcing Ghana's Population and Housing Census/ Credit: Statistics Service Ghana /

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). 

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International offers a a sturdy four-wheel-drive vehicle to the members of the Franciscan Capuchin Friars (OFM Cap) serving in Ghana's  Jasikan Diocese/ Credit: ACN /

Catholic Charity Donates Towards Primary Evangelization in Ghana’s Remote Villages

The lack of reliable means of transport has, for over a decade, slowed down the activities of the members of the Franciscan Capuchin Friars (OFM Cap) who have been on a mission to evangelize remote parts of Ghana that do not know about the person of Jesus Christ.

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.

Participants at the June 1-5 Talitha Kum workshop on collaboration and networking to combat human trafficking in Africa. Credit: Damian Avevor /

At Conference in Ghana, Clergy, Religious Vow to End Human Trafficking in Region

Members of the Clergy, Religious, and Laity who took part in a recent conference in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, vowed to do all it takes to strengthen existing networks and build new connections to tackle the problem of human trafficking in the West African region. 

A poster announcing the Green Ghana project. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

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.

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Catholic Bishops in Africa, Europe Jointly Encourage Fostering of Inter-Religious Dialogue

Catholic Bishops in Africa and Europe have, in a joint statement, encouraged the fostering of inter-religious dialogue in their respective continents in line with the message of Pope Francis in his October 2020 Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti.

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On Pentecost, Bishops in Africa Urge Charity amid COVID-19 Challenges, Violent Conflicts

Bishops in Africa have, in a message on the Solemnity of Pentecost, called for charity as a manifestation of life under the influence of the Holy Spirit amid multiple challenges on the continent, including new COVID-19 variants and violent conflicts.

Bishop Alfred Agyenta addressing the faithful during the climax celebration to mark the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady Queen of Africa (OLA) Bolgatanga Parish of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese on 16 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

At Parish Anniversary in Ghana, Catholic Bishop Urges Daily Christian Faith Practice

At the climax celebration to mark the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady Queen of Africa (OLA) Bolgatanga Parish of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese, the Local Ordinary has called for the daily practice of Christian faith if societal ills have to be defeated.

A Priest poses on a motorcycle at St. Michael Parish of Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Jasikan. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need / Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Charity Reaches Out to Priests at Flourishing Parish in Ghana to Wade off Sects

In slightly over a decade, Catholic Priests of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Franciscan Friars) who first established a mission in rural Ghana in 2008 have managed to establish a flourishing Parish in the region that boasts of 17 outstations overseen by two Catechists each.

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.

Some of the beneficiaries at Hope for Life project run by the Society of African Missions in Ghana. Credit: Hope for Life /

Catholic Missionaries’ Project in Ghana Getting People Living with Disability Off Streets

On the Accra streets in Ghana, people born with disabilities lead miserable lives after they are abandoned by their families owing to cultural beliefs.

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.