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Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana

Bishop Ignatius Hummel (3 rd . Vicar 1906-24) and the Era of Expansion

January 10, 2016

On 12 th April 1906, Bishop Hummel succeeded Bishop Klaus as Apostolic Vicar of the Gold Coast. Lay Catholics had spread the faith far and wide, and communities had sprung up all over. The method for extending pastoral care to these communities consisted in setting up residential stations, whose priests organized visits to the villages and outlying communities.

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