AFRICA/GHANA - Resignation and appointment of bishop of Yendi

Friday, 3 June 2022

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Yendi, Ghana, presented by Bishop Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai, S.V.D.
The Holy Father has appointed Msgr. Matthew Yitiereh, until now vicar general of the metropolitan archdiocese of Tamale, as bishop of the diocese of Yendi, Ghana.
Bishop Matthew Yitiereh was born 1 January 1961, in the Upper West Region, diocese of Wa. He studied at Saint Francis Xavier Minor Seminary in Wa, Saint Hubert Seminary Senior High in Kumasi and Saint Victor’s Major Seminary in Tamale.
He was ordained a priest on 22 July 1995 for the metropolitan archdiocese of Tamale.
After ordination, he first held the roles of parish priest of Holy Spirit in Chamba (1995-1997) and Saints Peter and Paul (1998-2003), and director of diocesan youth ministry (1998-2003). He studied for a Master of Theology degree with specialization in pastoral liturgy in Ireland from 2002 to 2004. He went on to serve as master of diocesan celebrations and chairman of the administration board of the Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies (2004); administrator of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Tamale (2004-2015); since 2015, president of the Tamale Archdiocese Priests' Association and from 2016 to date, vicar general of the metropolitan archdiocese of Tamale and parish priest of the Blessed Sacrament Church. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 3/6/2022)