Most. Rev. Philip Naameh, President, Catholic Bishops' Conference

The Catholic Church in Ghana is expected to hold a press conference at 11am today at the National Catholic Secretariate in Accra.

This comes after the Catholic Bishop’s Conference was heavily criticised for comments made by its president, Most Rev. Philip Naameh in an interview with the CNN.

A notice by the National Catholic Secretariate to media houses sighted by Newswiregh says “We have a Presser tomorrow at 11am for Archbishop Naameh to respond to the purported CNN story. Your ESTEEMED Media House is kindly invited.”

Archbishop Naameh is reported to have said being LGBT is against Christian and Ghanaian values and that it could make the Muslim population of Ghana a majority and potentially turning Ghana into an Islamic State

“Those who are promoting gays and lesbians are not going to have children at all, and within a short time nobody should be surprised that Muslims will become a majority in this country and declare it an Islamic state,” Archbishop Philip Naameh,” he was quoted to have said.

The comment has however attracted heavy criticism with many calling out the bishop for passing a comment that puts the cordial relation between the Christian and Moslem communities in Ghana in a bad light.

Archbishop Naameh is also reported to have said in a separate interview with Joy News that a Christian coalition has set up medical units to help rehabilitate homosexuals.

According to him, they are concerned about the welfare of the people, hence the initiative to help homosexuals in society.



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