A group of young individuals hailing from the Diocese of Osnabruck in Germany on Monday, 18th September, 2023 paid a courtesy visit to Bishop Peter Paul Angkyier, the Catholic Bishop of the Damongo Diocese at his residence in Damongo.
The youth group, known as the BDK youth represents a volunteer partnership exchange initiative with a focus on fostering collaboration between German Catholic youth and their Ghanaian counterparts in Kumasi and Damongo.
Their visit to the Bishop was part of their mission to gain insights into sustainable development goals and to understand the importance of environmental conservation.
Led by Reverend Father Anthony Oto Abban from the Kumasi Catholic Diocese, the team had previously explored various sustainable development projects, including a visit to the fairAfrik initiative in Suhum in the Eastern Region and plans to tour the Center for Scientific Industrial Research in Kumasi.
Their primary aim is to establish a strong partnership geared towards environmental protection in line with the environmental guidelines outlined in Pope Francis’s document, “Laudato Si.”
The team is set to spend two weeks in Ghana, with two members staying in Damongo for a year as part of the volunteer exchange program.
His lordship Bishop Peter Paul Yelezuome Angkyier of the Damongo Diocese on his part expressed his appreciation for the visit, emphasizing his lifelong commitment to working with young people, even prior to becoming a priest.
He highlighted his special programs for youth in the Damongo Diocese, aiming to enhance their formation and to create positive interactions among young people from diverse backgrounds and faith traditions.
He welcomed the exchange program as a significant opportunity to strengthen interfaith relations between partner Dioceses and wished the team a fruitful and enjoyable stay in Ghana as they engage in volunteer partnership exchange activities in the Dioceses of Damongo and Kumasi.
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604