AFRICA/GHANA - Resignation and appointment of bishop of Konongo-Mampong

Friday, 22 March 2024

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Konongo-Mampong, Ghana, presented by Bishop Joseph Osei-Bonsu.
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Msgr. John Opoku-Agyemang, of the clergy of Konongo-Mampong, Ghana, until now rector of the Saint Gregory the Great Provincal Major Seminary, as bishop of the same diocese.
Msgr. John Opoku-Agyemang was born on 15 August 1957 in Kumawu, in the diocese of Konongo-Manpong. He studied philosophy at Saint Peter’s Regional Seminary in Cape Coast (1978-1980) and was subsequently awarded a diploma in clinical pastoral education (1982) and a Master of Divinity in theology (1983) from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas, and then a doctorate in pastoral theology (2001) from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
He received priestly ordination on 22 January 1984.
He has held the following offices: deputy parish priest of Saint Joseph in Esase Bontefufuo (1984-1985), parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary and chaplain of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi (1985-2009). Since 2009 he has served as rector of the Saint Gregory the Great Provincial Major Seminary of Kumasi and member of the College of Consultors and the Presbyteral Council of Konongo-Mampong (since 1995). (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 22/3/2024)