Religion of Monday, 12 November 2012
The Anglican Diocese of Accra, Church of the Province of West Africa, on Sunday inaugurated the Episcopal Ministry of Right Reverend Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto, as the ninth Diocesan Bishop of Accra.
Dr Mensah Torto succeeded the Most Reverend Justice Ofei Akrofi as Archbishop and Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa, following his retirement on October 29, after serving for 16 years.
Most Reverend Ofei Akrofi, in his message, advised the new bishop to use spirituality as the tool to do the work that God had entrusted into his hands.
He called on other bishops in the Church to welcome him and create space for him to be God’s agent and instrument in building God’s household.
Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, Presiding bishop of Methodist Ghana, said there was the need to re-imagine the future based on hope in God who in Christ came to rescue us from sin and restored us to a new relationship with him.
“This means we have to rediscover the mission of Jesus Christ, for we don’t really know Christ till we participate in and live out his mission”. Most Reverend Charles Palmer-Buckle, Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Accra, assured the new bishop of God’s continuous presence in the task assigned him.
Most Reverend Torto was confirmed as the New Anglican Bishop-elect few months ago, who until his election was serving as the Archdeacon of the Accra-East Archdeaconry and the Diocesan Director of Programmes.