Keta-Akatsi Catholic Diocese to Climax 25th Anniversary Nov. 15
By Damian Avevor
Preparations are far advanced for the climax of the Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) celebration of the creation of the Catholic Diocese of Keta-Akatsi with a Mass on Sunday, November 15, 2020.
The Most Rev. Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, SVD, the Most Rev. Anthony Adanuty, the Bishop and Bishop Emeritus respectively together with the Priests, Religious, and lay faithful, are set to climax this milestone in the life and mission of the Holy Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Keta-Akatsi.
The Climax Mass at the Christ the King Cathedral at Akatsi will be attended by members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference who are currently holding their 2020 Plenary Assembly in the Diocese.
The year-long Silver Jubilee celebration which started with a launch at the St. Michael Co-cathedral in Keta on June 10, 2019 is on the theme: “Promoting the Kingdom of God Through Word and Sacrament.”
Some activities lined-up for the celebration were put on hold due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Ghana on March 12, 2020. Among planned programmes were a Diocesan pilgrimage to the Sacred Heart Shrine at Dzodze-Tornu in the Volta Region, Episcopal Silver Jubilee of Bishop Adanuty as the first Bishop of the Diocese and the celebration of his 80th birthday in May this year.
Some social activities also planned for the celebration which were also put on hold are: awareness on the need to practice and maintain environmental cleanliness; visit to the sick and health related programmes like blood donation exercises.
However, in a bid to commemorate the milestone, the Diocese as part of the celebration is scheduled to hold a Thanksgiving Mass to climax the anniversary at the Christ the King Cathedral at Akatsi on Sunday, November 15, 2020, expected to be graced by many personalities including all the Bishops of Ghana who are currently in the Diocese for their Plenary Assembly.
The Keta-Akatsi Diocese was formerly part of the Keta-Ho Diocese. It was erected on December 19, 1994 but was formally announced by the Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, His Excellency Most Rev. Andre Dupuy at a Press Conference in Accra on Friday, March 17, 1995 under the chairmanship of the Most Rev. Francis Anani Kofi Lodonu.
Rev. Msgr. Anthony Kwami Adanuty, a Desk Officer at the Holy See’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in Rome was appointed the first Bishop of the new Diocese of Keta-Akatsi.
The announcement also carried the news of the creation of four other new Dioceses of Jasikan, Damongo, Konongo-Mampong and Obuasi.
Bishop Adanuty who is the first Bishop of the newly created Keta-Akatsi Diocese, was consecrated on May 28, 1995 and enthroned as the first Bishop on June 10, 1995. He was enthroned with a Papal Bull to educate, to govern and to sanctify in the Diocese of Keta-Akatsi.
The announcement of the appointment of Most Rev. Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, SVD as the second Bishop of Keta-Akatsi was made on March 16, 2017. He was installed on May 13, 2017 at the Akatsi Christ the King Cathedral.
Source: Damian Avevor//Newswatchgh.com