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Bishop Gabriel Mante and his diocese.
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Ghana prepares for fourth National Eucharistic Congress

Bishop Gabriel A. A. Mante, the Bishop of Jasikan Diocese has urged Catholics in all Dioceses of Ghana to organise local events to raise awareness on the upcoming Fourth National Eucharistic Congress scheduled to take place from August 7 to 13 at Jasikan. Bishop Mante said, “while we wait with […]

People walk past vendors and shops in 2016 in Accra, Ghana. In preparation for Ghana's 60th anniversary celebration March 6. Members of the Ghana Bishops' Conference have called on Ghanaians to continue to make the nation truly the "Star of Africa," a symbol of hope for Africa's total liberation. (Credit: CNS photo/Luc Gnago, Reuters.)
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Ghanaian bishops: Avoid vices to keep Ghana as ‘Star of Africa’

“The bishops of Ghana wrote a letter calling the citizens to continue to make the nation truly the “Star of Africa,” a symbol of hope for Africa’s total liberation, on the occasion of the country’s 60th anniversary since its independence. The bishops urged all “to contribute to making Ghana what […]

A member of the Victory Bible Church, Peniel Sanctuary, prays to usher in the New Year in Accra, Ghana December 31, 2016. REUTERS/ Francis Kokoroko


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Faith puts Ghana at heart of global Christianity

Ghana is embracing the Christian faith with a fervor that is increasingly shaping its national identity. The country is central to a wave that puts West Africa at the heart of global Christianity, said professor Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu of Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra. More than 70 percent of Ghana’s 26 […]

BUSTED: Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons was forced to flee woman’s house naked when her husband came home early
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A pastor wrote a book about being a better man. Weeks later, he was caught naked, in an affair.

Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons stood before his congregation and asked for forgiveness. But he also tried to reconcile the man his parishioners had known for a decade with the adulterer being laughed at in church circles and the media. Since he took over as pastor in 2005, more than 4,000 […]

Pope Francis
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Pope Francis: You cannot reject refugees and call yourself a Christian

Pope Francis condemned the hypocrisy from Christians who are merciless to refugees and people of other faiths, addressing a gathering of a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, reports Catholic News Service. Francis rebuked “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other […]

Founder and General Overseer of International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil
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10 Most Influential Pastors on social media in Ghana

Pastor Mensa Otabil has been outstanding on social media. He interacts daily and consistently with his followers on social media. Founder and General Overseer of International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensah Otabil has been ranked the Most Influential Ghanaian Pastor on Social Media for 2016. He maintained his presence […]

The ocean-facing courtyard of Cape Coast Slave Castle. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service
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Presiding Bishop to lead reconciliation pilgrimage to Ghana

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a weeklong Episcopal Relief & Development pilgrimage focused on reconciliation to Ghana Jan. 20-28, visiting cities and sites critical to understanding the trans-Atlantic slave trade and Episcopal Relief & Development partners and programs working to improve Ghanaians’ lives. “At General Convention in 2015, we […]

Pope Francis baptizing a baby on Sunday in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. Credit Osservatore Romano, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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Pope Francis Reiterates Support for Breast-Feeding in Public

Pope Francis encouraged women attending Mass at the Sistine Chapel on Sunday to breast-feed in public, telling them they could calm their crying babies by nursing them just as the Virgin Mary nursed the baby Jesus. The comments, which were reported by Vatican Radio, came as the pontiff baptized 28 […]

The Rev. DeForest B. Soaries Jr., senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Franklin.
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First Baptist’s Soaries participates in Ghana inauguration

First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens Senior Pastor DeForest B. Soaries was invited to the Jan. 6 inauguration of Ghana President H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens Senior Pastor DeForest B. Soaries Jr. is in Ghana, West Africa, having participated in the Jan. 6 inauguration ceremonies […]

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the general audience on Oct. 19, 2016. Credit: Lucia Ballester/CNA.
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No, Pope Francis didn’t say Christianity and Islam should merge

Vatican City.- Widely shared quotes attributed to Pope Francis, in which he advocates for a merging of the religions of Christianity and Islam, have been debunked by the Vatican as fake. One of the quotes falsely attributed to Francis states: “Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed […]