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Catholic diocese of Wiawso ordaines second bishop


Catholic Diocese of Wiawso in the Western North Region of Ghana ordained its second Bishop as a diocese on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the St. Joseph Senior High School, Sefwi Datano. Most Rev. Samuel Nkuah-Boateng takes over from Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Joseph Francis Kweku Essien as the Chief-Shepherd of the diocese.

The President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana, Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was one of the many dignitaries who graced the occasion to witness this historic celebration.
Most Rev. Samuel Nkuah-Boateng thanked the Holy Father for reposing trust in him by appointing Bishop to lead the Catholic faith of Wiawso.
Bishop Nkuah-Boateng promised to cooperate and collaborate with the Clergy, Religious and lay faithful in the Diocese to achieve continuous growth in the Church, show compassion to his flock and look out for the strayed sheep.

The Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, His Excellency, Most Rev. Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski, was the Principal Consecrator for the ordination and was assisted by Most Rev. Joseph Francis Kweku Essien, Bishop Emeritus of Wiawso, the first Bishop and the Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast who was the homilist.
The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference was well represented which was led by its President, the Most Rev. Matthew Gyamfi, Bishop of Sunyani, and other Bishops in Ghana including the new Auxiliary Bishops of Accra, Most Rev. John Louis and Most Rev. Anthony Asare.

Story by Radio Angelus News.

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