¼ of Texas diocese’s priests are from Ghana
Catholic World News - June 16, 2011
Sixteen of the 64 priests who minister in the Diocese of Victoria (Texas) are from Ghana.
Ghanaian Archbishop Matthias Nketsiah told the southeastern Texas diocese’s newspaper that he is happy to send his priests as missionaries to the United States and Europe. “They gave us birth, planted the faith, sacrificed lives,” he said, referring to Western missionaries. “Now it’s time for us to return the compliment. We know the situation, the lack of priests. It’s not that we don’t need them. ... I could open three parishes now, but we make the sacrifice, so that the faith and ministry may go on here [in the US].”
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