Catholic Bishops’ Conference elects new leadership

The Catholic Bishop of Sunyani, Most Mathew Gyamfi has been elected the new president of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

The Bishop of Ho Diocese, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu was also elected as Vice President of the Conference.

The election forms part of activities marking the 2022 annual Plenary Assembly of the Bishops taking place in Donkorkrom.

The new leadership takes over from Archbishops Philip Naameh and Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle’s administration.

Most Mathew Gyamfi, GCBC President-Elect

On April 14, 2003, the Holy Father, John Paul II, elected then Rev. Fr. Mathew Gyamfi Bishop of Sunyani.  On June 28, 2003, he was ordained as the Second Bishop of the Sunyani Diocese. In 2003 he became the Episcopal Chairman of the Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre. Between 2004–2011 he was the Episcopal Chairman of the National Catechetical Commission.

Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD, GCBC Vice President-Elect

Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD was ordained the second Bishop of the Diocese of Ho by His Eminence Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson. He was appointed Bishop of Ho in 2015 succeeding Most Rev. Francis Anani Kofi Lodonu.

Until his appointment as Bishop, then Rev. Fr Fianu was the Secretary-General of the Council of the Divine Word Fathers (SVD) in Rome.

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