Pope Francis has delegated Catholic Bishop of Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, Most Rev John Bonaventure Kwofie, as new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra.
The arrangement was declared at a meeting hung on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at the Catholic Secretariat in Accra, Wednesday.
He succeeds Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle.
The arrangement of Most Rev John Bonaventure Kwofie’s pursues the exchange of Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle to the Central Region as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast which additionally pursues the retirement of His Grace, Archbishop Matthias Nketsiah.
In Canon Law, a definitive choice in selecting Archbishops rests with the Pope in Rome.
The procedure for choosing contender for the episcopacy typically starts at the diocesan dimension and works its way through a progression of counsels until the point that it achieves Rome.
It is a procedure bound by strict privacy and includes various vital players – the most compelling being the missional nuncio, the Congregation for Bishops, and the Pope.
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