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Ghanaian Chaplaincy Signs Memorandum of Understanding

At a meeting at Archbishop's House on 13 February 2015 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed to establish the official presence of the Ghanaian Chaplaincy in London. The Memorandum was signed by Bishop Nicholas Hudson, Chair of the London Ethnic Chaplaincy Group which represents Westminster, Southwark and Brentwood Dioceses, as well as Fr Joseph Akono and members of the Ghanaian community.

In order to address the growing pastoral needs of Ghanaian Catholics, who began arriving half a decade ago, the Ghanaian Catholic Chaplaincy was constituted in Britain under by Bishop Alan Hopes, then-Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, to provide pastoral services such as liturgies, cultural programmes and preparation for the sacraments in Ghanaian languages.The signing of the official Memorandum of Understanding last week further strengthened these ties between the Church and Ghanaian Catholics. 

Bishop Nicholas welcomed the occasion, expressing his delight at such an historic moment.