Head of Anglican Church visits Ghana
The Archbishop of Canterbury and Head of the Anglican Church, Justin Welby, is due in Ghana for a three- day visit to Ghana, from Wednesday, October 29 to Friday, October 31.
The visit would be his first to West Africa since his enthronement as head of the Anglican church in 2012.
Archbishop Welby and his entourage will be met at Kotoka International Airport by Right Reverend Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto, Anglican Bishop of Accra and Mr Jon Benjamin, British High Commissioner.
On Thursday October 30, he will visit Kumasi where he will be met by Most Reverend Dr Daniel Yinka Sarfo, Archbishop of Internal Province of Ghana, Bishop of Kumasi and Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa.
He is also scheduled to meet with Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asante, who will host him to a lunch at the Manhyia Palace.
Archbishop Welby will later attend a National Inter-faith Dialogue Conference at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and meet the media.
Before his departure on October 31 to the UK, he will meet with Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur at the Flagstaff House, Kanda and Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, where he will be given the receive the keys to the city of Accra.
Bishop Torto said the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury is very significant since his meeting with the Primate would centre on issues affecting the Anglican Communion.
He said the visit is a prelude to the Lambeth Conference in the UK, this year, which is a meeting of bishops and archbishops.
Bishop Torto said the meeting held every 10 years is aimed at deliberating on issues in the Anglican church.