Welcome Message from the Archbishop
Hello friends, I am Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp, by the grace of God, Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra. I welcome you to the official website of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra. Here, we introduce you to the pastoral life of the Archdiocese, its lovely people, Religious and clergy.
Visit this page for more updates on our ministry of evangelization in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra and beyond. God bless you and please remember to pray for me.
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History of the Archdiocese
Most great things have humble beginnings. Such is the history of the Metropolitan Catholic Archdiocese of Accra. On 31 January 1893, Fathers Otto Hilberer and Eugene Raess arrived in Accra to found Catholicism in the capital city.In 1894, a devastating yellow fever epidemic swept through the coastal towns of Ghana, then Gold Coast, and dealt a great blow to both the local people and the missionary priests. In all 7 out of 10 missionary Fathers died as a result of this epidemic. It was as if Satan himself was waging war against the establishment of the Kingdom of God in Accra. For about 30 years Accra was to remain without a resident priest.
Services in Accra were held in rented houses. Among the many houses used for worship were those of one Miss Quaye and Mr Andoh. The mother Church of the Archdiocese of Accra is the Sacred Heart Church.OUR HISTORY