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Pope Francis confirm resignation of Keta-Akatsi Bishop

Bishop Emeritus Anthony Adanuty 
The Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Most Rev. Anthony Adanuty, the Bishop of the Keta-Akatsi Catholic diocese in the Volta region of Ghana.
Bishop Adanuty who was said to have tendered in his resignation a year ago, after  attaining  the ‘ canonical’ age of 75 years, had his resignation confirmed by the Pope on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
A brief statement from the Vatican to the church in Ghana stated, “the Holy Father, on 7th April 2016, accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Keta-Akatsi (Ghana), presented by His Excellency Most Rev. Anthony Kwami Adanuty, in accordance with Canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law.”
The statement also  announced the Bishop of the Ho Catholic diocese, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu  as interim head of the Keta-Akatsi diocese. “The  Holy Father has accordingly appointed His Excellency Most Rev. Emmanuel Fianu, S.V.D., Bishop of Ho (Ghana) as Apostolic Administrator for the sede vacant et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same Diocese.”
Bishop Emmanuel Fianu
The Canon Law, which is the body of laws and regulations that governs the Roman Catholic Church, states that ‘a diocesan Bishop who has completed  his seventy-fifth year of age is requested  to offer his  resignation from office  to the Supreme Pontiff, who, taking  all the circumstances  into account, will make provision accordingly.”
Most Rev.  Adanuty, who is the Vice President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference, was elected Bishop  in December 1994 and has been in charge of  the Keta-Akatsi Catholic diocese, which was carved out of the then Keta-Ho diocese in 1995. With the pontifical approval of his resignation, Bishop Adanuty formally begins his retirement as a ‘Bishop Emeritus.’
Source: @Lambert_Coffie/Voltaonlinegh 

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