AFRICA/GHANA – Resignation and appointment of bishop of Wiawso

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AFRICA/GHANA – Resignation and appointment as bishop of Wiawso

Thursday 26 January 2023

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Bishop Joseph Francis Kweki Essien presented the resignation of the Holy Father from pastoral care at Wiawso in Ghana.
The Holy Father has appointed Reverend Samuel Nkuah–Boateng of Wiawso as bishop of the same Diocese. He was previously administrator at the Cathedral of Wiawso.
Bishop Samuel Nkuah–Boateng was baptized in Sefwi Bosomoiso on 6 May 1968. After attending Saint Teresa’s Minor Seminary in Elmina, in the archdiocese of Cape Coast, and Saint Peter’s Regional Major Seminary in Cape Coast, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology and religious studies from the University of Ghana.
He was ordained a priest in the Wiawso diocese on 28 July.
After ordination, he held the following offices: parish vicar of the Immaculate Conception, in Enchi (2001-2003); secretary to the bishop of Wiawso (2003-2008); rector of Saint Mary’s, in Dwinase (2003-2009); parish priest of Saint Augustine in Sefwi Boako (2009-2011); director of the pastoral and formation centre (2009-2018); administrator of the Cathedral of Wiawso (2011-2018); and president of the Association of Diocesan Priests (2012-2020). He then studied for a master’s degree in pastoral ministry and religious education at the Catholic University of Ghana (2015-2017), and a master’s degree in philosophy (2018-2020). Since 2009, he was a member of The College of Consultors and The Presbyteral College. From 2020, he served as director of Centre for Pastoral Ministry and Formation, coordinator of diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace and administrator of Cathedral of Wiawso. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 26/1/2023)



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