A Ghanaian Bishop known for his love for people suffering from mental illness in the West African country has been recognized by the Holy Father who has appointed him to the position of member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) in one of the latest Papal appointments.
With the rise in cases of the coronavirus and reports of stigmatization against people who have tested positive for the virus, faith-based groups in Ghana have expressed their commitment to collaborating with state agencies to fight against the pandemic through massive public education and sensitization on the dangers of COVID-19.
Leaders of various Christian groups in Ghana have petitioned the President of the West Africa country, Nana Akufo-Addo to reconsider the government directive that church services be conducted within one hour.
As members of the Ghana Electoral Commission continue with the compilation of a new register of voters in anticipation of the December election, the Bishop of Konongo-Mampong Diocese has issued a number of guidelines to be observed where church facilities within his jurisdiction are used in the exercise.
Members of a Catholic service organization have, on the occasion of the feast of their patron saint, donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Bishops in Ghana, to distributed to Catholic Health facilities around the country as part of the ongoing efforts in curbing COVID-19.
A Ghana-based Religious Order of nuns has realized a partnership with a local advocacy entity with a view to reaching out to ostracized women accused of practicing witchcraft.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed his appreciation for members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) and other Church institutions for offering their facilities to be used as COVID-19 isolation and treatment centers across the West African country.
Sister Stan Mumuni dedicates her life to caring for abandoned children with birth defects in Ghana. When the coronavirus pandemic spread to West Africa, she said that she ran to the market to buy soap and supplies, but the prices had already tripled.
On the occasion of Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus marked amid the heat of COVID-19, devotees across Ghana have been called to rededicate their lives to God through prayers and to make their devotion a family affair.
A Ghanaian-born Bishop ministering in Botswana has expressed concern that Ghanaians are risking COVID-19 contagion to organize expensive weddings and burial ceremonies in complete oblivion of the poor people that need help in the West African country.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen a major plunge in blood reserves in many African countries with the numbers of donors decreasing by the day, a situation that has led a Catholic Bishop in Ghana to appeal to individuals to make blood donation part of their lifestyle.
A bishop in Botswana who wrote an emotional letter to George Floyd, citing a strong bond of friendship with the black man who was killed by police in Minnesota, U.S., says the widely protested violence continues to play out in African countries that are characterized by police brutalities.
Following Ghana government’s policy to assess how the country can still pursue the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, a Prelate in the West African country says the renewal and transformation of the minds of Ghanaians will be essential to achieve this vision.
Members of the Congregation of the Handmaids of Divine Redeemer (HDR) in Accra, Ghana who are engaged in producing face masks that they give to needy members of society amid COVID-19 pandemic are saying the initiative is part of their Charism as a Religious Order of nuns.
Following the easing of restrictions on public gatherings in Ghana, Catholic Bishops in the West African of Ghana have issued additional directives to guide various liturgical celebrations in a bid to contain the possible spread of COVID-19.
The reopening of churches in Ghana after three months of suspension of public worship was marked with excitement as worshippers took part in Eucharistic celebrations in their respective parishes and prayer centers, albeit low attendance.
Following the recent controversial directive by Ghana’s Minister for Religious Affairs that bread and wine be given to worshipers as they enter their respective places of worship, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said the directive is at variance with “liturgical norms” and offered an explanation.
Following the easing of the ban on public gatherings in Ghana, which the country’s President declared, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have announced the resumption of public Mass in their respective jurisdictions under strict safety guidelines, giving separate dates for inaugural liturgical gatherings.
With Ghanaian institutions including schools and places of worship set to resume their public activities starting Friday, June 5, the country’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has appealed to religious leaders in the West African country to use their first day of worship to pray for the nation.
As Catholics across the globe joined Pope Francis Saturday, May 30 to pray the holy rosary to conclude the liturgical month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Cleric in Ghana has urged Catholics to pray for Mary’s intercession for an end to COVID-19 pandemic in the West African nation and in the whole world.