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Bishop Gyamfi Elected President Of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Eastern Region

Most Reverend Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi, Bishop of the Sunyani Diocese has been elected new President of Ghana’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC).

He was elected at the Annual Plenary Assembly in Afram Plains North District capital- Donkorkrom on the theme “A synodal church: communion, participation, and mission in the context of the new evangelization.”

He takes over from Most Reverend Philip Naameh, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale, who served two consecutive terms of three years as the conference’s episcopal head.

Bishop Fianu of the Catholic Diocese of Ho was also elected Vice President of the conference succeeding Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle of the Cape Coast Archdiocese.

Most Rev.Matthew Gyamfi was born on 11 August 1957 at Wamanafo in the Dormaa District where he received his basic education.

He later studied at St Hubert Seminary in Kumasi. Attended St. Peter’s Regional Major Seminary at Cape Coast to pursue Philosophy and Theology.

On 27 July 1985, he was ordained as a priest by the late Bishop Owusu and served as Assistant Administrator of the Christ The King Cathedral in Sunyani for two years.

From January to September 1987, he served as chaplain of the St Joseph’s Training College at Bechem and at the same time taught religious studies at the school. Dr Gyamfi later pursued a degree course in social sciences at the University of Ghana.

Between 1990 and 1991, he worked as acting Parish Priest of St Peter’s Parish at Kenyasi in the Asutifi District and also served as the Vice-Rector and full-time tutor at St James Minor Seminary at Abesim, near Sunyani from 1991 to 1993.

Most Reverend Gyamfi from 1994 to 1998 studied at the University of Toronto in Canada and had a doctorate degree in Geography and Ontario Institute and obtained a Master’s degree in Education

He is also the Episcopal Chairman of Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre, and a member of the governing council of Catholic University College of Ghana.


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