On Saturday, September 14, 2019, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, a Conventual Franciscan friar was ordained to the priesthood. The ordination took place at Christ the King Catholic Church in Takoradi, Ghana.
The newly ordained priest is Friar Francis Pascal AFFUM. He is from the town of Enchi in Ghana’s Western Region.
The ordination was presided over by the Most Reverend Matthias Kobina NKETSIAH, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Coast, Ghana. Archbishop NKETSIAH emphasized the need to preach the Gospel, which is the means to obtain salvation. He admonished the newly ordained priest, and all who had gathered for the celebration, to preach the word of God everywhere and at every opportunity.
Those attending the celebration included friars, other priests and religious, relatives of the newly ordained priest and the faithful from other parishes.
The Reverend Friar Francis Pascal AFFUM celebrated his thanksgiving Mass the next day in his hometown.
Friar Isaac FRIMPONG, Custodial Secretary