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Fr. John Baptiste Attakruh (second from right), newly appointed Apostolic Administrator of Ghana's Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese after Mass at the Star of the Sea Cathedral, Takoradi. / Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese

New Ghanaian Apostolic Administrator Likens His Ministry to That of John the Baptist

The newly appointed Apostolic Administrator of Ghana's Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, Fr. John Baptist Attakruh has likened his current ministry to that of John the Baptist.

Newly Appointed Apostolic Administrator for Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese Ghana, Fr. John Baptiste Attakruh. / Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi

Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Administrator for Ghana's Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. John Baptist Attakruh as the new Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese that has been under the leadership of Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, the Local Ordinary of Accra.

Bro. Aaron Prosper Kuubagr, a Ghanaian Religious Psychologist of the St. Augustine Order, and the Northern Regional Representative of the Ghana Psychological Association launching the maiden Ghana Psychology Week Celebration in Tamale on August 10, 2020. / Francis Ekow Monnie

Ghanaian Religious Psychologist Concerned about “alarming” Mental Disorders amid Lockdown

A Religious Brother of the St. Augustine Order in Ghana has described statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO), which indicate that 650,000 Ghanaians are suffering from severe mental disorders, as alarming, a situation he says needs to be urgently addressed.

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.

Bishop Dominic Yeboah Nyarko of Techiman Diocese in Ghana's Bono East Region with four priests he ordained at Kintampo on August 8, 2020. /

Priestly Ministry “demands respect for oneself, Church”: Ghanaian Prelate at Ordination

The Bishop of Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Techiman has, on the occasion of the ordination of four Deacons to the Priesthood, underscored the importance respect in the practice of Priestly ministry among the people of God.

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.”

Samuel Zan Akologo, Executive Secretary of Caritas Ghana. / Caritas Ghana

Caritas Ghana Leads Interfaith Initiative to Fight Vigilantism ahead of General Elections

In preparation for the 2020 General Elections in Ghana, Caritas Ghana has embarked on the process of bringing Faith-Based Organizations together to help avert violence and vigilantism before, during and after the planned December elections.

Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Ghana's Cape Coast Archdiocese. /

Ghanaian Archbishop Urges Revival of Homes as “truly domestic churches”

A Ghanaian Archbishop has encouraged the making of homes “truly domestic churches” amid COVID-19 restrictions that have made staying at home “very difficult for many.”

A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Our lady of Fatima Grotto at Amakye-Bare in the Kumasi Archdiocese. / CAK (Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi) TV Ghana.

More Gains for the Church in Ghana as Archdiocese Plans Public Pilgrimage

With relaxed restrictions on public worship in Ghana and a further extension of the duration of worship in the West African country, Church activities in the country seem to be getting back to normal with the latest announcement of a pilgrimage that will take place in the Archdiocese of Kumasi mid next month.

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.

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) at SECAM's Golden Jubilee in Uganda in 2019. /

SECAM Leadership Defers Annual Collection amid COVID-19 Challenges

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has announced that the usual annual collection of funds to support the symposium activities on the continent will not happen this year due to COVID-19 challenges.

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.”

Fr. Dr. Emmanuel Mensah Boateng, first Medical Physician of the Kumasi Archdiocese who had just completed his Medical School at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. /

Ghanaian Cleric Inspired by Saints Cosmas and Damien Becomes First Doctor in His Diocese

Early this month, a priest in the Archdiocese of Kumasi in Ghana realized his childhood dream of becoming a medical doctor within the confines of his priestly vocation in the West African country following the example of Saints Cosmas and Damien who were both physicians and Catholic Priests.

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.

Sr. Anthonia Orji, DSP, Education Officer and Manager of the Welfare, Empowerment Mobility (WEM)  in Accra Archdiocese. / Rays of Hope WEM Centre

Meet Nigerian Nun Seeking to Break Chains of Child Labor in Ghana

At Welfare Empowerment Mobility (WEM) located in Ghana’s Archdiocese of Accra, young people from impoverished backgrounds who spent years of their childhood on the streets in the West African nation, toiling to make a living away from school, have found a new home.

Peter Cardinal Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. / Lee Ferris/Mount Saint Mary's College.

COVID-19 Isn’t “divine castigation of humanity”: Ghanaian Cardinal

The Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal has said the COVID-19 pandemic that countries around the globe are struggling to contain is not any punishment from God.

A poster announcing Saturday's webinar focusing on the youth's role in the peace process in Africa. / Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM).

Why Upcoming Jesuit Inaugural Talk Series on Peace is Targeting African Youth

The members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar have organized a series of talks, the first of its kind, targeting young people on the continent.

The Entrance to the  Archbishop Porter Girls Schoo; at Takoradi. /

Cleric in Ghana Calls for Intervention amid New Wave of COVID-19 Infections in Schools

Ghana is experiencing a new wave of COVID-19 infections, with cases among school going children on the rise, a situation that has caused fear among parents. Clerics in the west African country are calling on the government to intervene.

Ghanaian Prelate Urges Caution as COVID-19 is Confirmed at an Accra Girls’ School

The Catholic Archbishop of Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has urged caution after cases of COVID-19 were confirmed among students and a staff at a non-denominational day and boarding secondary school for girls in the country’s capital, Accra.

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.