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Ho Diocese is located in the Volta Region of Ghana and constitutes ten Administrative Districts, namely: Ho, Kpando and Hohoe municipal areas. Others include, North Dayi, South Dayi, Adaklu, Agortime-Ziope, Ho-West, Afadjato-South Districts and parts of Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region. The Diocese lies within longitudes 12'E and 0 53'E; and latitudes 6 20'N. 

The Jasikan District lies in the North of the Ho Diocese while it is bordered in the East by the Republic of Togo. The Southern border is shared with Akatsi and North Tongu Districts while the Volta Lake forms the Western boundary. Ho Diocese covers a total land area of 5893 square kilometers. It is divided into twenty-nine Parishes.

New Transfers

The Bishop of Ho Diocese, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Finau , today 19th August 2020, released a  circular letter which he referenced as "Appointments and Transfers" (no. HD/CIR/005/VOL.4/118). This letter is dated 12 August 2020. In this circular, he has made new appointments and transfers. They are as follows: 

Name of Priest   Appointment/Transfer 
Fr Benard Toffah  Diocesan Vocations Director 
Fr. Anthony Mawuli Ahiabor  Assistant Diocesan Development Coordinator, Associate Priest, St Cecilia Parish Ho, Dome 
Fr. Anthony Azah  Rector, our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Kpando Agbenorxoe and also the Priest-in-charge 
Fr. Christopher Latsebi  Associate Priest, St Augustine Parish Hohoe and also the chaplain of Non-Catholic Secondary and Tertiary institutions in Hohoe 
Fr. Apolloniaris Anyomi  Parish Priest, SS Peter, and Paul Anfoega
Fr. Anthony Akpalu  Parish Priest st Anthony Sokode Gbogame 
Fr. Jesse Amedzi  Parish Priest, Holy Cross, Have 
Fr. Eric Kplorla Dagbui  Priest-in-charge, St Mary's Parish, Likpe Abrani 
Fr. Ephraim Pesse  Priest-in-charge St Joseph Parish Likpe Mate 
Fr. John Bosco Kumi  Priest-in-charge, St Francis Parish, Dzemeni 
Fr. courage Afu  Associate Priest, St Anthony Kpedze 
Fr. Richard Basuwa Xatse  Associate Priest, St Augustine Parish, Hohoe
Fr. Edbert Doh Associate Priest, Sacred Heart Parish Fodome
Fr. Sebastian Sekpe  Associate Priest, St Stephen Kpetoe 
Fr. Michael Akai  Associate priest, Ss Peter and Paul Parish Anfoega 
Fr. Francis Agala  Associate Priest, Immaculate Conception Parish Kpando 

From the Bishop, Frs Anthony Godslove Agbeko-Yevu, Eric Mawusi Agbeko, and Fr Mathias Denutsui will receive their appointment at a later date. The new transfers and appointments take effect from Monday, 31st August 2020. 

He also used the opportunity to thank the newly appointed and transferred priests for their readiness to serve the Lord in new areas of pastoral ministry. 

Requiem Mass in Memory of Rev. Fr Akabua

Requiem Mass In Memory Of The Late Rev. Fr. Peter Kosi Akabu 

On the 17th of July 2020, Rev Fr Peter Akabua passed on to his Maker. Today, Tuesday, 4th August 2020, the Bishop of Ho, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu SVD, led a requiem mass in memory of him. In attendance were Bishop Gabriel Ababio Mante, Bishop of Jasikan Diocese, the Ho Diocesan Priests Association, priests and religious from all walks of life, the family, and also Knight of St John International and Ladies Auxiliary. Prior to the mass, various tributes were read in memory of him.

In his homily, the bishop stressed the fact that God can never abandon his own. He is a God who is always with us even in difficult moments. Giving the examples of Jesus and Job in the bible, he said that our redeemer truly lives. He also used the opportunity to admonish the priests and the religious present to follow after the footstep of John Mary Vianey whose feast day we celebrate today. Though not academically sound, he was zealous of the work of God the bishop quickly added.   

Bishop Mante in paying his tribute admonished all present about the reality of COVID 19 pandemic and urged all to observe the various protocols seriously.

Let us continue to pray for the peaceful repose of his soul. 

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Donation from Tzu Charity Foundation

TZU Chi Charity Foundation Donates PPE to Catholic Health Facilities in the Catholic Diocese of Ho.

The Bishop of Ho, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD, today Tuesday, 21st July 2020 handed over some Personal Protective Equipment to the health facilities of his diocese. These PPE were donations from Tzu Chi Charity foundation, a Buddhist Christian charity foundation in India. The items include; disposable medical facemasks, disposable isolation clothings, and hand gloves. These gifts, as stated by the bishop, were through the kind courtesy of  His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson the former president of the Pontifical Council of Peace and Justice to assist the Catholic churches in Ghana. The personal Protective Equipment were channelled through the Ghana National Catholic Health Service, in particular, the COVID 19 Emergency Unit. The bishop of Ho, being a beneficiary too, expressed his profound gratitude to the Cardinal and the donors. He added that the gifts would be seen as an encouragement to all most especially the frontline workers. He also said that the presentation of these PPE is to assure the health workers that they care for them in this time of COVID 19 as they continue to work day and night to serve humanity. He expressed his satisfaction about the good works the Health Workers are doing. He urged the representatives of the various facilities to communicate this message of gratitude to their coworkers. The Health Director of Catholic Health Facilities of Ho Diocese, Mr. Emmanuel Hanson Torde added his voice further thanking the donors for such a kind gesture. He said the PPE will be used to serve the purpose for which they were donated. 

The facilities include; St Georges Clinic, Liati, Catholic Hospital,  Anfoega, St Francis Clinic, Saviefe, Margarette Marquart Hospital Kpando, and Mater Ecclesia Hospital Sokode Gbogame. 

DEPSOCOM, Ho

July, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

The Bishop


On July 14, 2015, The Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Fianu, S.V.D., Secretary General of the Council of the Divine Word Fathers as Bishop of Ho (Ghana).

He was ordained a priest on July 14, 1985 in Accra. Since ordination, he has served in the following academic and pastoral roles

 

 

 

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.”

-St. Francis