Vatican City - On 11 February 2019 the Pope appointed as Vicar Apostolic of Donkorkrom, the Rev. Fr. John Alphonse Asiedu, S.V.D., currently Master of Novices at Nkwatia Kwahu, Koforidua.
The Rev. Fr. John Alphonse Asiedu, S.V.D. was born on 12 May 1962 in Adeemmra, Afram Plains, in the vicariate of Donkorkrom. In 1988 he joined the Society of Missionaries of the Divine Word and studied at Saint Victorâ€™s Major Seminary in Tamale. He gave his religious profession on 8 September 1996, after a two-year experience in Mexico in the Overseas Training Program of the Verbite Fathers. He then returned to Saint Victorâ€™s to conclude his theological studies. He was ordained a priest on 19 July 1997.
Since priestly ordination he has held the following offices: 1997-1999: parish vicar of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Kwahu Tafo, in the diocese of Koforidua, Ghana; 1999-2005: Assistant to the master of novices in Nkwatia-Kwahu; 2006-2008: provincial Bursar in Accra; 2008-2017: Prefect of Scholastics at the S.V:D. Common Formation Centre of Tamale; and since 2017, Master of Novices in Nkwatia-Kwahu, in the diocese of Koforidua. >>