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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.

Ho Diocese Got Two More Priests Today

Today, the 31st day of October 2020, marking the end of the Rosary Month, Bishop Emmanuel Kofi Fianu . SVD ordained two priests. They are Rev. Fr. Ernest Asigbetse from St. Augustine Parish Alavanyo, and Rev. Fr. Louis Herman Ocanson from Holy Spirit Parish SNNIT Flat, Ho. This colourful event took place at St. Francis of Assisi chapel in the presence of about 80 priests, 30 religious and a session of the laity.

The Bishop congratulated the new priests for taking such bold steps despite the challenges involved. He also thanked their parents for offering their wards to serve the church as priests who will sacrifice for the sins of others and their own sins as well. In his homily, he admonished the newly ordained to eschew all kinds of jealousy and envy which are the very evils that kill the missionary zeal but to work together for the common good of the church and for their own good. He said further that they should learn to prepare good homilies and avoid copying from the internet since we live in a technological world, a world in which the priest is no longer the only learned person in the society. He also urged the lay to continue to pray for their priests and assist them as they continue their shepherding roles amongst them. He also used the medium to wish them a fulfilled ministry.




Rev. Fr. Denutsui in the early hours of 11th October 2020 passed on at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra and was buried today 28th October 2020 at the Priest’s cemetery at Sokode Gbogame. Before his demise, he was the Parish Priest of St. Anthony Parish, Sokode Gbogame.

 In attendance were the Bishop of Jasikan, Most Rev. Gabriel Ababio Mante, priests from all over the country, the religious and the laity. 

In the burial mass led by Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Ho-Kpevele, the bishop used the opportunity to admonish Christ’s faithful present on how to prepare as they journey through life.

He said we ought to die to our old selves of sin in order to live a new life in Christ. This, he further added is a constant struggle from the day of baptism until we attain the Beatific vVsion. This life, he said must be guided by the very life of Christ, the Good News.

Further, he added that we have to constantly tell ourselves that walking with Christ means struggling every day of our lives to avoid sin and to do what is good. It is a life long journey’s assignment that we can never relent and we all need to endure since it involves suffering and temptations. It is only when we do this that we can say we are living with, in, and for Christ.  He added that doing our responsibilities every day is a clear example of living a life guided by Christ.

Various tributes were read to the memory of Fr. Mathias.

Before the final commendation, the Bishop expressed his appreciation to all who took care of Father Mathias during his moment of sickness and also those who have come to commiserate with him and the family.

May he continue to rest in perfect peace.




On 11th October 2020 at about 4:00 pm, Bishop Fianu announced the sudden demise of Rev. Fr. Mathias Denutsui at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra after a short illness. The burial mass will take place tomorrow, 28th October 2020 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Ho- Kpevele. All are cordially invited to sympathize with the Bishop and the whole Catholic family of Ho Diocese.


Be informed that the Covid-19 protocol will be strictly observed.


Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. 






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





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