Most Rev. Charles G. Palmer-Buckle
The Most Rev. Charles G. Palmer-Buckle has been a board member of GII for the past ten (10) years. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on December 12, 1976 by Most Rev. Dominic K. ANDOH, DD., JCD., then Bishop of Accra at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Accra, Ghana. In November 1992, Fr. Palmer-Buckle was nominated first Bishop of the newly created Catholic Diocese of Koforidua, carved out of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, and on January 6, 1993, he was ordained to the Episcopacy in the St. Peter’s Basilica, in the Vatican City, Italy by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II of blessed memory. He was appointed one of the 9-member National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) of Ghana by His Excellency John Agyekum KUFOUR, President of the Republic of Ghana, to help bring reconciliation and healing of the past to fellow Ghanaians. In November 2004, Bishop Palmer-Buckle was elected Vice President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and made the Bishop-Chairman of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Conference. On March 30, 2005, he was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra by His Holiness John Paul II of blessed memory.