Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Accra

Ghana Ghana

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Accra / Accraën(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Ho, Jasikan, Keta–Akatsi, Koforidua

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Holy Spirit, Immaculate Heart of Mary, , Martyrs of Uganda, Saint Martin de Porres

Liturgical Calendar (Universal) 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2019.01.02 – ...):Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, C.S.Sp. (66)Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, C.S.Sp. (66)
Auxiliary Bishop (2023.02.14 – ...):Bishop Anthony Narh Asare (58)Bishop Anthony Narh Asare (58)

Titular Bishop of Castellum in Numidia

Auxiliary Bishop (2023.02.14 – ...):Bishop John Kobina Louis (59)Bishop John Kobina Louis (59)

Titular Bishop of Fesseë

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Accra (Roman Rite)

Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, C.S.Sp. (66)Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, C.S.Sp. (66)
(2019.01.02 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra (Ghana)

Surgamus et ædificemus

Born:1958.04.26 (Powa, Ghana)
Ordained Priest:1988.07.23
Consecrated Bishop:2014.09.13

Bishop of Sekondi–Takoradi (Ghana) (2014.07.03 – 2019.01.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra (Ghana) (2019.01.02 – ...)

Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle (73)Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle (73)
(2005.03.30 – 2018.05.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast (Ghana)

Omnibus omnia factus sum

Born:1950.06.15 (Axim, Ghana)
Ordained Priest:1976.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1993.01.06

Priest of Accra (Ghana) (1976.12.12 – 1992.07.06)

Bishop of Koforidua (Ghana) (1992.07.06 – 2005.03.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra (Ghana) (2005.03.30 – 2018.05.11)

Vice-President of Ghana Bishops’ Conference (2016.10.14 – 2022.11.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast (Ghana) (2018.05.11 – ...)

Archbishop Dominic Kodwo Andoh
(1992.07.06 – 2005.03.30)

Thy kingdom come

Born:1929.05.04 (Ghana)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1971.10.03
Died:2013.05.17 († 84)

Bishop of Accra (Ghana) (1971.07.03 – 1992.07.06)

President of Ghana Bishops’ Conference (1973 – 1982)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra (Ghana) (1992.07.06 – 2005.03.30)

Bishops of Accra (Roman Rite)

Bishop Dominic Kodwo Andoh (later Archbishop)
(1971.07.03 – 1992.07.06)

(see above)

Bishop Joseph Oliver Bowers, S.V.D.
(1953.01.08 – 1971.01.16)

Born:1910.03.28 (Dominica)
Ordained Priest:1939.01.22
Consecrated Bishop:1953.04.22
Died:2012.11.06 († 102)

Titular Bishop of Ciparissia (1952.11.27 – 1953.01.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Accra (Ghana) (1952.11.27 – 1953.01.08)

Bishop of Accra (Ghana) (1953.01.08 – 1971.01.16)

Bishop of Saint John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) (1971.01.16 – 1981.06.21)

Bishop of Saint John’s–Basseterre (Antigua and Barbuda) (1981.06.21 – 1981.07.17)

Bishop Adolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D. (later Archbishop)
(1950.04.18 – 1953.01.08)

Born:1900.07.04 (Belleville, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1925.09.27
Consecrated Bishop:1947.08.22
Died:1981.04.15 († 80)

Prefect Apostolic of Accra (Ghana) (1944 – 1947.06.12)

Titular Bishop of Capitolias (1947.06.12 – 1950.04.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Accra (Ghana) (1947.06.12 – 1950.04.18)

Bishop of Accra (Ghana) (1950.04.18 – 1953.01.08)

Titular Bishop of Hierpiniana (1953.01.08 – 1966.11.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Alexishafen (Papua New Guinea) (1953.01.08 – 1966.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea) (1966.11.15 – 1975.12.19)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Soloman Islands (1967 – 1969)

Vicars Apostolic of Accra (Roman Rite)

Bishop Adolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D. (later Archbishop)
(1947.06.12 – 1950.04.18)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Accra (Roman Rite)

Fr. Adolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D. (later Archbishop)
(1944 – 1947.06.12)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Cape Coast (←), Koforidua (↑), Keta–Akatsi (↗)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 3,255 km²

Population: 414,660 Catholics (7.9% of 5,280,790 total)

Pastoral Centres: 105 parishes, 81 missions

Personnel: 206 priests (125 diocesan, 81 religious), 287 religious (160 brothers, 127 sisters), 59 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

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