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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. / Myjoyonline.com

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.

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 Emmanuel Kofi Fianu of Ghana’s Ho Diocese. /

Accountability “is the difference between success and failure”: Ghanaian Prelate

A Catholic Bishop in Ghana has, on the occasion of his 5th anniversary as a Bishop, underscored the value of accountability in the management of Church affairs saying it is a practice that defines success, fostering good relationships.

Pope Francis’ “Fratelli Tutti” a Call to End Africa’s Ethnic Divisions: Bishops in Africa

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that brings together Catholic Bishops in Africa has welcomed the latest Encyclical of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, as a document that provides for an end to ethnic divisions in and outside the Church in Africa.

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.

Fr. Bonaventure Kwofie, outgoing parish Priest of St. Stephen Catholic Church at Darkuman in Accra with Children of the Catholic Youth Organisation (CYO) during his send-off Mass on Sunday, September 20, 2020. / ACI Africa.

“We must fight societal indiscipline with zeal,” Cleric in Ghana Urges Christians, Muslims

A Catholic Priest in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has expressed concern over rising cases of indiscipline and lack of respect for elders and family values, a situation he says calls for total change of heart of the people of God in the West African country who he says go to churches and mosques in large numbers.

Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle of Cape Coast with six
new Priests, he ordained for the Accra Archdiocese at the Holy Spirit Cathedral on Saturday, September 19, 2020. / Radio Angelus

Priesthood is Living Life of “total self-denial”: Ghanaian Prelate at Ordination

The Archbishop of Ghana’s Archdiocese of Cape Coast has, on the occasion of the ordination of six Deacons to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Accra, urged the candidates to the Priesthood to view their Priestly ministry not as a time for taking “honor upon oneself but a life of total self-denial.”

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.

Eight Sisters of the Handmaids of Divine Redeemer (HDR), Accra Congregation who celebrated their Ruby and Silver Jubilees at the Mary Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Airport West, Accra on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. / ACI Africa

Never Look Back in Your Selfless Service, Nuns in Ghana Told at 40th Anniversary

Eight nuns of the Religious Order of the Handmaids of the Divine Redeemer (HDR) Accra, Ghana who marked 40 and 25 years of Religious Life have been reminded of the need to continue rendering selfless service in their chosen vocation in the west African country.

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.

St. Augustine's Collge Cape Coast Ghana /

Catholic Educationists in Ghana Call for Control of Mission Schools amid Student Unrests

Following reported student unrests in some Senior High Schools (SHS) in Ghana, some Catholic educationists in the West African country have called on the government to consider handing back faith-based schools, saying that quality education and discipline were imparted by the religious entities when they managed their respective learning institutions.