The inaugural mass for the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, His Excellency, Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński has taken place at the Holy Spirit Cathedral with all members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, GCBC in attendance.
This comes after the new Nuncio to Ghana, His Excellency Jagodzinski had presented his Letter of Introduction and Credence to the Ghana Catholic Bishop Conference (GCBC) and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo at the presidency respectively.
The welcome Eucharistic celebration held on the feast day of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Virgin, and Doctor of the church, saw a number of bishops, priests, religious brothers and sisters and lay faithful fully represented.
Most Rev. Philip Naameh during his homily urged all to see the church as a mother where people come to draw strength leaving behind all worries to Christ and where there is total support from Christ. The Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale entreated Ghanaians to feel called to reinstate justice and peace especially as the country prepares to go to the polls. The president of GCBC also urged all to daily read and reflect on the word of God so as to deepen and to enrich all in their journey with Christ.
To the able representative of Pope Francis, Archbishop Philip Naameh assured him of the total Support of the GCBC and the church in Ghana.
A gift on behalf of the Catholic Church in Ghana was presented to the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, His Excellency, Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński.
The Nuncio in his response said he is “very touched and impressed” about the Eucharistic celebration which served as his first public Holy Mass in Ghana. He also expressed gratitude to the Conference for the warm reception and the people of Ghana on his arrival.
His Excellency, Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński presented a Chalice to the Archdiocese of Accra.
He replaces former Apostolic Nuncio, Most Rev. Jean-Marie Antoine Joseph Speich who served for six years as ambassador of the Holy See and later transferred to Slovenia in March 2019
BY: Juliet y. Manomey