Latest stories: Ghana

Some members of the Ignitian Youth Network (IYNIGO), a youth
Empowerment wing of the Arrupe Jesuit Institute in Ghana with the Founding Director of the Arrupe Jesuit Institute, Fr. Kpanie Addy, SJ preparing for the tree planting exercise. / Denis Eyram Quashie

Youth Group in Ghana Concludes Laudato Si’ Week with Tree Planting Initiative

Among an array of activities to close the week-long celebrations of Laudato Si’, the Ignitian Youth Network (IYNIGO), an Arrupe Jesuit Institute youth empowerment movement in Ghana attended Holy Mass that was marked by planting of trees as a gesture of their commitment towards environmental sustainability.

Bihsop Emmanuel Badejo, President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS). / Diocese of Oyo

Christian Communicators in Africa Urged “to make people see a larger story with God”

On the occasion of the 54th World Communications Day (WCD) this year marked Sunday, May 24, the leadership of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has called on media practitioners on the continent who practice the Christian faith to tell stories that make people visualize the bigger picture of their respective lives, with God at the center.

A poster for the African Liberation Day 2020. /

On Africa Day, Africans Urged to “protect their heritage from organized criminal agents.”

On Africa Day this year, the Coalition for Africa’s Liberation and Restoration (CALAR), a collaborative initiative of numerous groups on the continent and in the diaspora, has called on Africans in all parts of the world to wake up and claim their rights and dignity and to “protect their heritage from organized criminal agents.”

Archbishop Palmer-Buckle, Vice President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference receiving a donation from  Mrs. Asor Anyimadu-Antwi, on behalf of the  National Union of Past Students of Holy Child School. / Global Newswatch Media

Catholic Women Groups in Ghana Donate to COVID-19 Fund, A Response to Bishops’ Call

Two Catholic women groups in the West African nation of Ghana have, in separate ceremonies, donated to the National solidarity fund to help in the fight against COVID-19, responding to the appeal made by their Bishops in March.

Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle, Archbishop of Cape Coast, then Archbishop of Accra with Ghanaian Priests of the Society of Africa Missions (SMA) at the Queen of Peace Parish during the Feast Day celebrations of the SMA in 2017. / SMA Ghana

Pioneer Religious Order @140 in Ghana Seeks to "rekindle fire of faith"

At the celebration marking 140 years since the arrival of the first missionaries belonging to the Society of African Missions (SMA) in Ghana, members of the Society of Apostolic life in the west African country are looking at the moments as an opportunity to continue their evangelization mission and “rekindle the fire of faith.”

St. John Paul II during his apostolic visit to Uganda in 1993. /

On St. John Paul II’s Centenary Birthday, Africans Recall Saint Who Walked in Their Midst

Of all the remarkable moments that a priest in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi recalls from the many occasions he interacted with St. John Paul II during his 27-year tenure as Pope, one particular experience stands out.

Catholic Professionals in Ghana Warn of Mental Issues amid COVID-19 Stigma Surge

A pregnant woman, last week, recounted on Ghanaian local media her terrible ordeal with her friends who learnt that she had survived COVID-19.

Religious Leaders at the Jubilee House during a Prayer Breakfast Meeting with the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (right) on March 20, 2020. / Ghana’s Presidency

Church Leaders in Ghana Propose Public Worship Guidelines, Anticipate Restrictions Easing

In anticipation of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Ghana, which would see the resumption of public worship, heads of the Ecumenical bodies in the West African nation have proposed guidelines to ensure the safety of worshipers when the churches are allowed to open.

Bishop Emmanuel Fianu, SVD of Ho Diocese in the Volta Region blessing the Oils at the Diocesan Chrism Mass on April 8, 2020 attended by only the Deans of the Diocese. / Diocesan Communications Office

Ghanaian Clergy Celebrate Postponed Chrism Mass with a Firm Call to Serve the Poor

A call to make the most vulnerable members of the society a priority especially during COVID-19 was the key message at the Chrism Mass celebration, which Ghana’s Archdiocese of Accra had postponed owing to the restrictions of the pandemic in the West African country.

Some Ghanaian Catholic Basic School Pupils of Accra who while at home are to participate in the virtual Television lessons being organised by organised for Basic and Senior High Schools by the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Broadcasting Corporation which kick-started on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. /

Catholic Education Leadership in Ghana Lauds TV Learning Program as “good initiative”

The Catholic education authority in Ghana has applauded efforts by the government to launch a virtual television learning program, which the Accra-based leadership says will keep learners engaged away from schools that were closed in March to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the West African nation.  

Samuel Zan Akologo, Executive Secretary of Caritas Ghana with Staff explaining to slum dwellers of Old Fadama in Accra about the donation at a presentation ceremony at the Sacred Heart Parish at Derby Avenue, Accra., on May 2, 2020. / Caritas Ghana

Church in Ghana Donates Funds to Hundreds of Slum Dwellers after Demolitions

Mumuni Mohammed, a motorbike rider, is one of the over 800 people that were left homeless after fire razed down hundreds of ramshackle structures in Old Fadama slum on the fringes of Ghana’s capital city, Accra.  

Msgr. Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana. /

Polish-Born Prelate Appointed Papal Representative in Ghana

Pope Francis on Sunday, May 3 appointed Msgr. Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, a native of Poland who has been serving as nunciature counsellor, as his representative in Ghana.

A Poster for the National Prayer and Fasting from April 24 to 26, 2020 in Ghana. / Christian Council of Ghana.

Pray Not to Question God’s Existence during COVID-19, Religious Leaders in Ghana Implore

Christians in Ghana ended their three-day National prayer and fasting to seek God’s intervention and direction in the fight against COVID-19, with religious leaders cautioning against the temptation to question God’s existence in the difficult pandemic times.

Logo Caritas Ghana. /

Caritas Ghana Still Committed to the Poor as President Lifts Partial Ban

Caritas Ghana, the charity wing of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), will continue to support the needs of the poor and vulnerable in areas that were affected by partial lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 even after the country’s President lifted the partial lockdown, an official has said.

Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie of Accra in Ghana / Radio Angelus/Ghana

“Caution, yes, not stigmatization,” Ghanaian Prelate on Relating with COVID-19 Patients

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that has infected at least 1042 people in Ghana and caused the deaths of nine, a Prelate in the West African nation has appealed to the citizens not to stigmatize those who have fallen victim to the disease.

Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle, Vice President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference receiving a Cheque for GHc100,000 ($20,000) from the leadership of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall, a Catholic Friendly Society in Ghana at National Catholic Secretariat on April 15, 2020. / Marshallan Communications Team.

Catholic Groups in Ghana Respond to Bishops’ Appeal to Support Health Facilities

Different Catholic Groups in Ghana have heeded to the appeal by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) for financial assistance in its nine-month National Emergency Response Plan to combat COVID-19 by donating towards the purchase of hospital equipment and food for the needy in the West African country.

Samuel Zan Akologo, Executive Secretary of Caritas Ghana, who oversaw the compilation and publication of a Report titled: "Making Ghana's Public Health Act Work for All" a publication by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference in December, 2014. / Damian Avevor

Is Ghana Paying for Ignoring Catholic Bishops’ 2014 Public Health Recommendations?

Key recommendations in a report that was drafted by the Catholic Bishops in Ghana on the country’s Public Health Act, among them provision of quality healthcare, is what Ghana needed to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the country, a Church official in the West African country has said.

The Matthew 25 House at Koforidua which is giving care and support to persons with HIV and AIDS. / Matthew 25.

Matthew’s Gospel-Inspired Facility Reviving Hope among HIV Patients in Ghana

A HIV support and care organization named after a verse in the Gospel of Matthew is living up to its purpose of providing home to thousands of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs) in Ghana under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua.

Christ's Resurrection our Hope of Life /

Church Leaders Across Africa Share Messages of Hope amid “silent Easter” Celebrations

Bishops in Africa have, individually and collectively, offered messages of hope to the people of God on the continent in their respective Easter messages amid “silent Easter” celebrations due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

A child being administered the meningitis vaccine. /

Catholic Medics in Ghana Decry Shift of Attention from Meningitis amid COVID-19 Fight

The recent outbreak of meningitis in Ghana, with over 30 reported deaths in three months, is a worrying situation in the West African nation, according to Catholic medics in the country. They say that the relevant institutions in their country has shifted attention from the deadly viral infection in favour of the fight against COVID-19.