Pope Benedict XVI appoints new Archbishop for Kumasi
Accra, March 26, GNA - Pope Benedict XVI
has appointed the Most Rev. Thomas Kweku Mensah as the new
Archbishop of Kumasi to replace Archbishop Peter K. Sarpong
who has retired after having reached the official retirement
age of 75 years.
Archbishop Mensah would move from Obuasi Diocese, according
to a statement issued in Accra on Wednesday by Mr Ben
Assorow, Director of Communications of the Secretariat of
the Bishops of Africa.
The statement said with the transfer of Archbishop Mensah to
Kumasi the Pope has accordingly appointed the Most Rev.
Justice Gabriel Anokye, Bishop of Obuasi who was the
Auxiliary Bishop of Kumasi.
It said the two appointments have been formally announced in
Kumasi by the Charge d'Affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature
(Embassy of the Holy See) in Ghana, Rev. Monsignor Mark
Archbishop Mensah was born in Asamang in the Ashanti Region
on February 2, 1935 and ordained a Priest on June 3, 1973.
He was ordained Bishop of Obuasi Diocese On May 28, 1995.
Bishop Anokye was born on May 27, 1960 and ordained a Priest
on July 16 1988. On January 2004 he was Ordained Auxiliary
Bishop of Kumasi.