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Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana

DO NOT CELEBRATE MARRIAGE UNDER CANOPIES, LAWYER HAMMOND CAUTIONS

January 10, 2016
The priests of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast have been cautioned against the celebration of Holy Matrimony in places of worship that have not been licensed.
 
The call was made by Rev. Fr. Louis Korankye Hammond, a civil lawyer, at a workshop recently organized for Priests and Religious working in the Cape Coast Archdiocese. Father Hammond took participants through the legal procedures before presiding over Ordinance marriage in the Church. He said that efforts should be made to register all existing churches that had not been licensed so that marriages in such places would not be rendered invalid in the event of any break-up. He further intimated that if a new church had not been licensed, the celebration of Holy Matrimony could be transferred to an older one that had been licensed. However, if an old church structure had been replaced by a new one under construction, the marriage could be celebrated in the made-shift structure since it is the same church. 
Father Hammond   also touched on the need for priests to draw up their Wills and he subsequently distributed some guidelines to that effect. 

The Pictures below show some of the participants at the workshop.

 

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