Posts Tagged ‘Ghana’

New cardinal from Ghana dies unexpectedly

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Cardinal Richard Baawobr, bishop of Wa, Ghana, died in Rome on Sunday evening at the age of 63. The cardinal had been hospitalized for heart problems after arriving in Rome in late August, and was therefore unable to attend the Vatican ceremony at which he was elevated to the College of Cardinals Aug. 27. Baawobr Read more

Ghana re-consecrated to the Sacred Heart

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Ghana will be re-consecrated to the Sacred Heart at celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Ghana and the Holy See. The celebrations will also encompass the 60th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Ghana. Pope Francis has appointed  Giuseppe Cardinal Bertello, President of the Governatorate of Read more

Missionary priest believed to have hanged himself in Ghana

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

A German priest with the Society of African Missionaries has been found hanging from a tree at a spiritual renewal centre in Ghana. Fr Thomas Schwiedessen had been sent to the centre for counselling after reportedly behaving strangely. He had been referred to a psychiatrist and was scheduled for a review. The priest was connected with Read more

Charity OK. But first, take your medicine!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The Pope on his return flight from the Philippines to Italy suggested that when western help to third world countries is only available if they accept western ideas into a culture as “ideological colonization”. Gender ideologies from the wealthy Western world are being imposed on developing nations by tying them to foreign aid and education, Read more

Local bishops could decide on Communion for civilly remarried

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

One outcome from October’s family synod could be that local bishops make decisions case-by-case on Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. That’s what Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana, supports, according to an interview published on the Crux website. The archbishop said he believes this is a result Pope Francis wants from the synod Read more

Poll: Dramatic decline in religious faith among the Irish

Friday, August 10th, 2012

An international survey has recorded a dramatic decline in religious faith among the Irish over the past six years. Between 2005 and 2011, the proportion of Irish people declaring themselves to be religious dropped from 69 to 47 per cent — a percentage drop in religiosity exceeded only by the Vietnamese. Over the same period, Read more