By Cecil Mensah
The newly enthroned Archbishop of Canterbury of the Anglican Church in the United Kingdom (UK), Rev. Justin Welby, will pay a working visit to Ghana as part of familiarization tour to countries of his colleague Primates in Africa.
Archbishop Welby, born in 195 whose work focuses on West Africa and Northern Production, is expected to arrive in the country on October 29 and leave on October 31 2014.
Archbishop Welby, was enthroned as the head of the diocesan Primate of Canterbury in 2013.
Right Reverend Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto, announced this at the end of the twenty-first synod of Anglican Diocese of Accra at the Christ
Anglican Church on the University of Ghana (UG) campus last week.
Aside this very important visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the following individuals would also be ordained as priest and deacons: Rev. Emmanuel Tagoe, Rev. Micheal Annang-Aboh, Rev. Theophilus Mensah, Brother Ernest Tackie Yarboi, Ms Emma Ida Graham on July 26, 2014 at the Accra West Archdeaconry of the St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Korle-Gonno, a suburb of Accra Rev Torto said.
According to him, Rt Rev Dr Jonathan B.B Hart; the Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Liberia, has been enthroned as the second Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa (IPWA) who replaced the late Archbishop Solomon Tilewa Johnson.
He said, by his enthronement The Most Rev. Hart would have oversight responsibility for six dioceses in Liberia namely; BO, Freetown, Guinea, Gambia and Cameroun.
He added that the church has also appointed Rt Rev Dr Victor Reginald Atta-Baffoe to take over from Rt Rev. Daniel Sylvanus Allotey, who retired as the Bishop of Cape Coast Diocese.
He said the church will inaugurate the Asante Mampong Diocese which was carved out of the Kumasi Diocese on Sunday November 23, 2014 at the Christ the King Anglican Church in the Ashanti Region.
With the demise of Prof Mariam Ewurama Addy on Tuesday January 14 2014, vacancy was created at the Presidency of the Anglican University College of Technology (ANGUTECH), the House of Bishops appointed Prof Albert Ayikwei Addoquaye as President and Mr Daniel Owiredu as the Chairman of the Governing Council of ANGUTECH he said.
He told synod that the following clergy since the last synod have retired from active service: Rev Fr Prof George Ankra-Badu, Rev Fr. Abraham A. Annan and Rev Fr. Daniel Banafoe
He noted that already Rev Fr. William Hutton-Mensah of St Monica-Baatsonaa Church, Rev. Ernest Wuaboh of All Saints Church, Rev Susie Naana Ackun- Tema and Rev Fr Victor Gyeshie have all had their moments of priest.