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Logo of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) set to be marked on December 5. / United Nations (UN)

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).

Logo of the St. Martin Deaf Ministry. / Fr. Rene Dan Yao

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. 

Ladies who were once on the street. Credit: Safe-Child Advocacy. /

Make Child Safeguarding in Ghana a Priority, Church-based Entity Tells Government

A nation-wide coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Ghana spearheaded by a church-based humanitarian institution has called on the Government of the West African nation to make the safeguarding of child rights a priority in 2021 and beyond ahead of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the convention of the rights of the child to be marked Friday, November 20.

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.

Late Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana's longest-serving President. /

Ghana’s Longest Serving President, Known for Calling Church Leadership to “speak up” Dies

Ghana’s longest serving President, Jerry John Rawlings, a practicing Catholic who is known for calling on the leadership of the Church to keep State officials in check has passed on aged 73.

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.

Archbishop Philip Naameh, President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference with Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana and Bishop Edoe Kumordji, SVD, Bishop of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese at the opening of the 2020 Plenary of the GCBC at the St. Catherine Girls Senior High School at Agbakope on November 9, 2020. / Damian Avevor

The Word of God Must be Engraved in Ghanaians’ Lives, Bishops at Plenary Assembly

The Catholic Bishops in Ghana have underscored the need for the Word of God to influence “every aspect” of the people of God in the West African nation in view of becoming “the star of Africa and a beacon of hope.”

Fr Sebastian Aduko, the Parish Priest of the Christ the King, Sandema of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese. / Ghanaweb

Do “not just call for peace, back such calls with actions,” Cleric in Ghana to Politicians

A Catholic Priest serving in Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga is challenging politicians in the west African country to walk the talk, matching their talk about peace with their behavior.

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.

Catholic Humanitarian Entity in Ghana Rehabilitates 60 Street Children in COVID-19 Project

About 50 children who roamed streets in Ghana have benefitted from a Catholic Church-run project that seeks to reduce the risk of COVID-19 contagion on the Ghanaian streets and at the same time to rehabilitate street children in the west African country.

Caption: Bishop John Yaw Afoakwah, Chairman of Ghana’s Catechetical Commission and Local Ordinary of Obuasi Diocese addressing participants at the National Catechetical Commission meeting at the St. Kizito Catechetical centre at Apowa, Takoradi on October 27, 2020. / Credit: Secondi-Takoradi DEPSOCOM

Catechesis “should necessarily effect visible change, transformation”: Bishop in Ghana

The need for Catholics in Ghana to take “seriously” their faith formation was a key highlight of the start of the National Catechetical Commission Meeting at which the Bishop who gave his opening remarks advocated for a catechesis that transforms lives.

The new Priests bless the people of God at the Our Lady Star of the Sea Cathedral of Takoradi shortly after their ordination by Bishop Joseph Francis Kweku Essien of the Wiawso Diocese. / Sekondi-Takoradi Communications Office.

Prelate in Ghana Calls for Stewardship, Accountability to Parishioners at Ordination Event

On the occasion of the ordination of three Deacons to the Priesthood for Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, the ordaining Prelate counselled members of the Clergy to foster practices that translate to accountability to their parishioners.

Mr. Samson Lardy Anyenini, member of the Catholic Association of Media
Practitioners, Ghana (CAMP-G) who was adjudged the 2019 P. A.V. Ansah Journalist
of the Year at the 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association Awards ceremony in Accra on
October 24, 2020. /

Catholic Named Best Journalist in Ghana Wants Steadfastness ahead of December Elections

A member of the Ghana’s Catholic Association of Media Practitioners (CAMP-G) has been crowned the overall winner in the just concluded 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) Awards, winning the title of Journalist of the Year 2019 in the West African country.

Bishop Emeritus Anthony Kwami Adanuty of Keta-Akatsi laying hands on one of the Deacons he ordained a Priests for the Diocese at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish at Anloga in the Volta Region of Ghana on Saturday, October 17, 2020. / Keta-Akatsi DEPSOCOM.

Let Your Priesthood Bring You New Life, Retired Prelate at Ordination in Ghana

The Bishop Emeritus of Ghana’s Diocese of Keta-Akatsi has, on the occasion of the ordination of three Deacons to the Priesthood, asked the Deacons to see their ministerial Priesthood as a ministry that should bring them new life by becoming servant leaders.