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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.

BISHOP FIANU APPOINTS A NEW VICAR GENERAL

Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD today, the 28th day of April 2021 announced the appointment of Very Rev. Fr. Walter Agbetoh as his Vicar General. In the letter, he expressed his profound gratitude to Very Rev. Fr. William Horlu for the services he had rendered to the Ho Diocese during his five years tenure of office as the Vicar General of the diocese. 

Very Rev. Fr. Walter before his appointment was the Principal of St Agatha Commercial College and SHS, Hohoe. 

In the appointment letter, the bishop congratulated him and called on all and sundry to give him the needed support to undertake this duty. He is to officially assume this office on 1st May 2021.

We congratulate him and we wish him the very best. 

DEPSOCOM HO 

Bishop Emmanuel Kofi Fianu Ordained Six Deacons

 

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ho, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD has on Monday, April 12, 2021, ordained six acolytes into the Diaconate Order.

They were Revs. Prosper Toyi Akumeni and Rudolph Kodjo Tsekpo from Immaculate Conception Parish, Kpando; Rev. Daniel Tenu Kwame Yeboah - Sacred Heart Parish, Fodome; Rev. Yohanes Komla Adjei - Our Lady of Lourdes, Kpando-Agbenoxoe; Rev. David Seyram Addo from St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Dzemeni and Rev. Eugene Kodzo Adzaklu C.Ss.R  -  St. Peter's Parish Vakpo, who is a candidate of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (The Redemptorists).

The candidates during the ceremony were urged to commit themselves to the Evangelical Councils of Poverty, Celibacy, and the Promise of Obedience to their Local Ordinary and his successors, after which they were then invested with stole and Dalmatic. By virtue of this ordination into the transitional diaconal ministry, they become members of the clergy and a step towards the sacerdotal ministry.  Their major task characterized by their new status is to serve the people of God in fraternal charity.

Bishop Fianu, in his homily, first of all, thanked the parents for giving out their children to the church to serve the faithful. He encouraged the newly ordained deacons to always avail themselves to learn more about the ministry God has called them to.

Furthermore, he entreated them to prepare adequately through constant reading, meditation and research on the Word of God before preaching to the lay faithful. “You should also be abreast with the new interpretation of the faith of the Church,” he stated.

The Bishop, moreover, admonished the candidates to serve with humility and to always take instructions from their superiors.

The ceremony which took place at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Ho-Bankoe, was witnessed by the candidates' parents, a session of the clergy and religious as well as seminarians from the diocese.

The number of attendants to the ceremony was restricted due to the pandemic and those who were in attendance observed strictly the covid protocols.  

 

DEPSOCOM-HO, 2021

 

Chrism Mass, Ho Diocese 2021

 

 

 

 

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