Don’t use ‘Antoa’ as the last resort for justice – Catholic Bishops

General News of Saturday, 3 January 2015


Rev Osei Bonsu  Catholic

The Catholic Bishops Conference, a grouping of senior clergymen within the Catholic Church in Ghana, has cautioned Ghanaians who resort the dreaded and deadly Ashanti river goddess, Antoa Nyamaa for justice to desist from the practice.

In their New Year message to Ghanaians, the Bishops asked Ghanaians to cultivate the spirit of forgiveness and avoid taking part in the widespread practice of invoking curses at shrines like that of Antoa in the Ashanti Region, or of Nogokpo in the Volta Region to kill those who have wronged them.

Speaking with Adom News, the President of Ghana Catholic Bishop’s Conference, Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu says as the new year has begun, Ghanaians in the various religions especially Christians, must forgive one another if one offends the other.