AFRICA/GHANA - Appointment of bishop of Wa

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Fr. Francis Bomansaan, M.Afr., until now deputy superior general of the Missionaries of Africa, as bishop of the diocese of Wa, Ghana.
Msgr. Francis Bomansaan, M.Afr., was born on 19 January 1962 in Kaleo, in the diocese of Wa. He entered the Society of the Missionaries of Africa in 1983, and carried out his religious and priestly formation in various countries. He gave his perpetual vows on 7 December 1990, and was ordained a priest on 27 July 1991.
He holds several diplomas, including those in Ignatian Spirituality, from the Jesuits Centre in Liverpool; in psycho-spirituality and counselling (M.A,) from Chicago; in spiritual counselling skills and community living, from the Saint Anselm Institute in London; and the Religious Formation Ministry Programme, from Loreto House, Dublin.
He has held the following offices: parish priest of the archdiocese of Mbeya, Tanzania (1991-1993), director of vocational animation and formator in Lublin, Poland (1995-1998), vocational director of the Missionaries of Africa in Ghana and first advisor to the provincial superior for Ghana and Nigeria (1999-2003), formator and bursar of Saint Edward College, London (2004-2005), provincial superior of the province of Ghana and Nigeria (2005-2011), master of novices at the International English Speaking Novitiate, Zambia (2012-2019), and head of the Addiction Rehabilitation Centre, Kenya (2021-2022). Since 2022 he has served as deputy superior general of the Missionaries of Africa. (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 22/5/2024)