Chief Shepherd of the Diocese of Jasikan in Ghana, Most Rev. Gabriel Ababio Mante is back to his Diocese after a successful surgery and recovery, Catholic Trends can report.
A communique issued by the Diocese indicates that the Bishop has been in his Diocese since August 16.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:3). The Lord has been gracious to us in the
Diocese of Jasikan! It is with much pleasure and gratitude to God that we announce the return of our Chief Shepherd, Most Rev. Gabriel Mante, toh is Diocese on August 16th after a period of illness and hospitalization.”
“The message of joy is that the Bishop is now in good health after a successful surgery. We take this opportunity to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all who have supported him in prayer,
in cash and kind during his period of indisposition,” the statement added.
Bishop Ababio Mante was discharged from the 37 Military Hospital in Accra where he was receiving treatment in June this year.
News of his health was made public after Catholic Trends reported on May 22 the absence of the Bishop at this year’s Ad Limina Visit to Rome.
The report said “Catholic Trends correspondent in Rome reports that the Bishop of Jasikan Diocese in Ghana, Most Rev. Gabriel Akwasi Ababio Mante is not with his brother Bishops on their Ad Limina visit.
Catholic Trends sources indicate that the Bishop has taken ill and is receiving treatment in a hospital in his home country Ghana.”
Most Rev. Gabriel Akwasi Ababio Mante has been the Bishop of the Jasikan Diocese since its inception in December 1994.
He was born on 27th July 1947 in Nkonya Ahenkro where he had his elementary and GCE O & A level before proceeding to the Major seminary for his formative years.
He was ordained a priest on the 2nd July, 1977 in Nkonya where he began his pastoral years. He furthered his studies in Theology in Rome and was later consecrated as a Bishop on 28th May 1995.