The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ conference in a statement issued on Thursday, June 4, 2020 has said that, even though the president of Ghana has eased the restriction on church activities, the decision for congregational worship in Ghana is solely at the discretion of the Authorities at the various Arch/Dioceses.

Archbishop Philip Naameh, President of the Conference and the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale said “On the issue of whether Catholics should resume public Masses or not, we wish to leave that decision to the discretion of the Archbishops and Bishops and on condition that Parishes will be able to fulfill the directives outlined by the appropriate authorities in the country”.

However, the decision to leave in-person service at the discretion of the various Bishops and Archbishops comes with some guidelines to ensure that, congregational worship activities are devoid of mishaps and laid out protocols are observed.

Most Dioceses and Archdioceses in the country earlier issued statement calling for calm as they wait on the Bishops’ Conference to issue official statement on how in-person service will be conducted.

Read details of the statement below


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