Catholic Church

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Republic of Ghana (Ghana)

Ghana

Also known as: Ghana (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski), le Ghana (français), 加納 (正體中文), ガーナ (日本語), Gana (Português, latine)

Formerly: Gold Coast

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Accra

Area: 227,533 km²

Population: 27,499,924

Religions: Christian 71.2% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%), Muslim 17.6%, traditional 5.2%, other 0.8%, none 5.2%

Languages: Asante 16%, Ewe 14%, Fante 11.6%, Boron (Brong) 4.9%, Dagomba 4.4%, Dangme 4.2%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.9%, Kokomba 3.5%, Akyem 3.2%, Ga 3.1%, other 31.2%

Ethnic Groups: Akan 47.5%, Mole-Dagbon 16.6%, Ewe 13.9%, Ga-Dangme 7.4%, Gurma 5.7%, Guan 3.7%, Grusi 2.5%, Mande 1.1%, other 1.4%

Motto: Freedom and Justice (English)

Neighbouring Countries: Cote d’Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire, ↑ Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, → Togo Togo


Jurisdictions (21): Metr. Archdioceses Metr. Archdiocese (4), Dioceses Diocese (16), Apostolic Vicariates Apostolic Vicariate (1)


Roman Rite (20): Accra, Cape Coast, Damongo, Donkorkrom, Goaso, Ho, Jasikan, Keta–Akatsi, Koforidua, Konongo–Mampong, Kumasi, Navrongo–Bolgatanga, Obuasi, Sekondi–Takoradi, Sunyani, Tamale, Techiman, Wa, Wiawso, Yendi

Maronite Church (1): Annunciation of Ibadan


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (74)Turkson (74) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (24), Basilicas Basilicas (4)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Ghana Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński (54)

Conference of Bishops: Ghana Bishops’ Conference Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi (65)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.) Bishop Alexis Touabli Youlo (63)


Last updated on 2023.01.26

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