Days after Religious leaders in Ghana raised concerns over a Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Trans and Intersex Association meeting that was planned to be held in the West African country in July this year, a section of government leaders in the country have said that the meeting will not happen.
Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in a collective goodwill message, lauded Archbishop Peter Kwasi Sarpong, Emeritus of Kumasi in Southern Ghana for his contribution to the growth of the Church in the West African country during the Cleric’s close-to 40 years in office.
As Ghana joined the rest of the world to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, a Catholic gender activist argued that the only solution to the eradication of corruption in the West African Country is pushing for gender equality and allowing women to take up leadership positions.
Financial Administrators from various Church institutions in the West African nation of Ghana have, in a four-day recent workshop, been trained in managing Church resources, with members of the clergy being urged to embrace “openness, transparency and accountability” in dealing with Church money in their various capacities.
Ghana is one of the most peaceful and stable countries in Africa that has kept true the spirit of its heroes, Pan-Africanist Kwame Nkurumah and peace ambassador, Koffi Annan, members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have observed while launching the Africa Union’s (AU) 2020 “Silencing the Guns” campaign in the West African country.
Following the wide circulation of a poster publicizing a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community conference in Ghana’s capital, Accra, Ghana, an Archbishop in the West African country has decried the choice of Ghana as the host country to the conference and urged Ghanaians to uphold their religious values as the society becomes "more difficult."
Informed by reports of the rapid spread of coronavirus around the world including Africa, the Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in a collective statement, called on Catholics in the West African country to take preventive measures that would save them from contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
As eligible voters in Ghana prepare for the December 7 polls, an alliance of various religious groups in the West African nation has launched a campaign project that will see unemployed youth get jobs to eradicate political vigilantism, a vice that has been blamed on jobless youth in the country.
Irish Divine Word Missionary Priest working in the West African nation of Ghana, Fr. Andrew Campbell, has been extolled as one of the unsung heroes in the fight against stigmatization of persons with leprosy and support for their treatment and rehabilitation.
The nurturing of peace and the shunning of “hatred, anger, bitterness, quarrels and killings” are key highlights in the Lenten Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops in Ghana, written in the context of the country’s general elections slated to take place on December 7.
Catholics Bishops in Ghana have, in a bid to root out corruption in the West African country, spearheaded the implementation of a two-year anti-corruption project that will see school-going children get empowered to fight against graft in the country that has, however, been labelled one of the least corrupt countries in Africa.
Two Catholic lay groups in Ghana have, in separate statements, expressed displeasure in the contents of a viral video by Kevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor, a Ghanaian journalist and social media commentator based in the United States, directed at Catholic Bishops in the West African nation of Ghana.
As a response to the challenge of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults that has affected the Church globally, 10 Africans, among them four priests, four nuns, and two lay people were among the 25 candidates who completed a five-month training in child protection at the Rome-based Pontifical Gregorian University and graduated with a diploma Friday, February 14.
At the climax celebration to mark 75 years since the establishment of a Church in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese, the former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings urged followers of Christ in the West African country to “back their prayer of thoughts and words with actions to achieve desired responses and results, as prayer alone was insufficient to solve their problems.”
As the universal Church marked the 28th World Day of the Sick February 11, the Catholic Church in Ghana through the National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) launched the St Pauline Clinic, dedicated to diabetic care.
With statistics from the Ghana Education Service (GES) indicating poor performance in Science and Mathematics subjects in the country, 21 Catholic Basic Schools in Ghana converged in the country’s capital city, Accra, to battle in a National Science and Mathematics quiz aimed to boost their performance in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
As the West African nation of Ghana prepares for general elections in December, the Secretary General of the Accra-based National Catholic Secretariat (NCS), the Executive Arm of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), has made known the intention of Church to use her resources to foster democracy by actively campaigning against political parties that do not show enough commitment to ending political violence and vigilantism that has crippled the country for decades.
Veteran Catholic journalists with different communication expertise in Ghana are among members of the press selected to serve on various committees of the West African country’s association for journalists as Ghanaians head to the poll slated to take place in December.
With alarming statistics indicating that one out of three Ghanaians will need blood to save their lives, a campaign that targeted Catholics in the West African nation to donate the “gift of life” was started in 2019, with six out of the 20 dioceses involved in the voluntary exercise, a Coordinator of the campaign told ACI Africa correspondent in an interview Tuesday, February 4.
As the universal Church prepares to mark the 28th World Day of the Sick on February 11, the Catholic Health Professionals Guild in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has outlined a series of activities to commemorate the day, geared towards the promotion of human dignity and life.