The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie has called on Seminarians of the St. Paul’s Major Seminary, Sowutuom to adopt home visitations as a means of evangelisation.
Speaking to the Seminarians at this year’s Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul on January 25, the Archbishop shared with the Seminarians an example of a priest of the Archdiocese of Kumasi, one Fr. Yeboah who has won many hearts for Christ through home visitations.
The Archbishop noted that it was expedient for the men in formation to ensure they visit Catholics and non-Catholics when they become priests to help reduce the rate at which Catholics lose their faith.
“You have to visit him or her in the house. If he is a Catholic, you visit him, If she is not a Catholic, you have to visit her just as you are visiting a Catholic,” Archbishop Kwofie said.
The call is coming at a time when the Episcopal Conference of Ghana is emphasising the need to adopt drastic measures to address the dwindling number of Catholics in the country.
At their recent plenary assembly in the Diocese of Sunyani for example, the President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), Most Rev. Mathew Gyamfi, emphasized the need for the Catholic Church in Ghana to take charge of compiling and monitoring its own data including that on the growth of membership.
The move, according to the Bishop will help address challenges related to the growth of membership and to ensure a more proactive approach to rectifying issues such as the declining Catholic population among others the Church is battling with.
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