St. Joseph's Minor Basilica Church

St. Joseph's Minor Basilica Church is a Roman Catholic Church building in Elmina, in the Central Region of Ghana. Established in 1880, it was the first Roman Catholic church to have been established in Ghana.[1] It was founded by [Fathers Maru] and [Marat], the first Dutch Catholic priests to minister to the Ghanaians. Their busts are fixed on either side of the front door.

St. Joseph's Minor Basilica Church
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Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusMinor basilica[1]
Location
LocationElmina, Central Region, Ghana
TerritoryMetropolitan Archdiocese of Cape Coast (Cape Coast)
Architecture
Completed1880 (141 years ago) (1880)[1]
Specifications
Dome(s)1
Spire(s)1

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Database (undated). "St. Joseph Basilica – Elmina, Ghana". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 7 June 2016.

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Coordinates: 5°05′14″N 1°21′13″W / 5.0871°N 1.3536°W / 5.0871; -1.3536