Most reverend John Kobina Louis, the Auxiliary Bishop of Accra Archdiocese has said Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) practices are an abomination to Ghanaian culture as such they must not be encouraged in Ghana.
His comment comes after Pope Francis formally permitted Roman Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples in a significant shift in Vatican doctrine.
The blessings may be carried out provided they are not part of regular church rituals or liturgies, nor at the same time as a civil union, according to a Vatican document approved by the pope.
Speaking in an interview with the media on the sidelines of a visit to St John of God Catholic Church at Amrahia in the Greater Accra Region on Sunday (24 December), Louis said God’s commandment is against such practices.
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