Roman Catholic Diocese of Obuasi

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Obuasi (Latin: Obuasien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Obuasi in the Ecclesiastical province of Kumasi in Ghana.

Diocese of Obuasi

Dioecesis Konongensis-Mamponganus
Location
CountryGhana
MetropolitanKumasi
Statistics
Area6,350 km2 (2,450 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
934,808
93,687 (10.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJohn Yaw Afoakwa

HistoryEdit

  • March 3, 1995: Established as Diocese of Obuasi from the Diocese of Kumasi

Special churchesEdit

The Cathedral is Cathedral of St. Thomas in Obuasi.

LeadershipEdit

  • Bishops of Obuasi (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Thomas Kwaku Mensah (March 3, 1995 - March 26, 2008), appointed Archbishop of Kumasi
    • Bishop Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye (March 26, 2008 - May 15, 2012), appointed Archbishop of Kumasi
    • Bishop John Yaw Afoakwa, (22 November 2014 - )

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 6°11′59″N 1°40′07″W / 6.1998°N 1.6687°W / 6.1998; -1.6687