From 4-8 December 2018, Reverend Casely Essamuah, new Secretary of the Global Christian Forum, was the guest of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity for a visit to the Vatican.
On 5 December, Reverend Essamuah greeted the Holy Father at the end of the General Audience. On 7 December he met Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council, Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary, and the Officials of the two Sections, Eastern and Western, of the Dicastery.
During his stay in Rome, Reverend Essamuah, accompanied by Reverend Andrzej Choromanski, Official of the Western Section of the Pontifical Council, visited the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Secretariat for Communication, the “Cardinal Bea” Centre for Jewish Studies, the “Pro Unione” Centre and the "International Centre of the Focolare Movement" in Rocca di Papa.
Originally from Ghana, ordained in the Methodist Church, Reverend Dr Essamuah lives in Maryland (USA). He was appointed Secretary of the GCF on 1 July 2018.
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