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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.

Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Ghana's Cape Coast Archdiocese in hospital with COVID-19-related complications. / Courtesy Photo

Hospitalized Ghanaian Archbishop with COVID-19 Seeks Prayers for Patients, Health Workers

The Archbishop of Ghana’s Cape Coast Archdiocese who has confirmed that he is in hospital with COVID-19-related complications has asked for prayers for patients and health workers fighting the pandemic in the West African nation.

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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.

Sr. Teresa Okure, a member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ), reflects on SECAM's Kampala Document released 21 January 2021 /

Theological, Pastoral Insights of SECAM's Kampala Document: Drafting Member's Report

The recently released Kampala Document (KD) of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) is a jubilee document that signals “collaboration beyond boundaries,” one of the drafting members has outlined.

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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.”  

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SECAM Cautions against “spiritualities of deliverance, prosperity” in Kampala Document

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have, in a new document unveiled Thursday, January 21, invited Christians in Africa and beyond to seek a deeper understanding of Jesus and to guard against “spiritualities of deliverance and prosperity.”

Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine, Namugongo, Kampala during the conclusion of SECAM Golden Jubilee in July 2019. / ACI Africa

SECAM to Unveil “Kampala Document” at Virtual Event in Multiple African Countries

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has announced the unveiling of the “Kampala Document” bearing conclusions of the year-long Golden Jubilee of SECAM (July 2018 – July 2019) at a virtual event in four African countries.

“To all those infected by COVID-19, we express our solidarity with you”: Bishops in Africa

Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in their New Year message, expressed their solidarity with the people of God infected with the COVID-19 and offered their condolences to the bereaved.

Bishops in Africa Foster Pope Francis’ “better kind of politics” in New Year Message

Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in their New Year Message, sought to foster Pope Francis’ call for “a better kind of politics” in the course of 2021 going forward.

Sr. Olivia Umoh, DC, Director of Safe-Child Advocacy (SCA), a Humanitarian Organisation owned by the Archdiocese of Kumasi, sharing food to Children with disability and their mothers at a recent party for the vulnerable. / SCA.

Street Children in Ghana’s Kumasi Archdiocese to Get Christmas Treat from Sisters

A pre-Christmas treat has been planned for street children in Ghana’s Kumasi Archdiocese, organizers of the 20-22 December initiative have told ACI Africa.

“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. 

Catholic Sisters’ Host Project in Ghana Receives Boost from Pontifical Aid Agency

For long, members of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ) serving in Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Sunyani have been unable to meet the demand of hosts used in celebration of Holy Mass in Sunyani and in other surrounding Dioceses where they run various apostolates.

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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.

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Caritas Africa Urges Member Organizations to Integrate “voluntary service” in Operations

On the occasion of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) marked Saturday, December 5, the leadership of Caritas Africa is urging those at the helm of its member organizations to integrate voluntary service in their respective operations.

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.

Ghana’s Catholic Gender Specialists Urge Strengthening Response to Gender-Based Violence

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women marked Wednesday, November 25, two Catholic gender experts in Ghana are calling on the government to work toward strengthening the response to gender-based violence (GBV).

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Pioneer Religious Congregation in Ghana Launches Country’s First Deaf Apostolate

The leadership of the Society of African Missions (SMA) in Ghana, the pioneer Catholic Religious Order in the West African nation, has launched the first Deaf apostolate in the country.