Bishop John Bonaventure Kwofie of the Sekondi Diocese has been named the Bishop of the Accra Diocese by Pope Francis, replacing Bishop Gabriel Palmer-Buckle.
This was announced in a statement released by the Charge d’Affaires at the Apostolic Nunciature, Rev. Pavol Talakpa.
Before this appointment, Bishop Kwofie was serving as the Bishop of Sekondi-Takoradi from 2014.
Bishop Palmer-Buckle, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra was transferred to the Cape Coast Archdiocese, the oldest Catholic Archdiocese in Ghana.
This was after the resignation of Archbishop Mathias Nketsiah of Cape Coast.
Bishop Kwofie was born in Apowa in the Western Region on April 26, 1958. He was ordained to the priesthood on July 23, 1988.
After his ordination, his first assignment was as an associate pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in the Diocese of Banjul.
He has served as the President of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious Men in Ghana from 1998 to 2004.
He was also the Coordinator of the Continent Conference of Major Superiors in Africa from 2003 to 2005.
Most recently he was the First Assistant General of the Holy Spirit Concretions from 2004 to 2012.
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