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Dery, Peter Poreku

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    • Dery, Archbishop (Peter Poreku)
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1918
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2008-03-06
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        • Organization: National Council of Catholic Women (Ghana)
        • Organization: Catholic Laity Council of Ghana
        • Organization: Ghana National Youth Council
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        Catholic Church--Bishops
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    • Sources

      • found: From assistant fetish priest to archbishop, c1988:t.p. (Archbishop Dery) p. vii (Archbishop Peter Poreku Dery, pres. of Ghana Bishops Conference) p. viii (b. ca. 1918)
      • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Mar. 10, 2008(Peter Poreku Cardinal Dery; b. May 10, 1918, Ko; d. Mar. 6, 2008, Tamale; Ghanaian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church; Archbishop of Tamale, 1974-1994; elevated to the cardinalate in 2006)
      • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 14, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Dery, Peter Poreku; Roman Catholic cardinal; born in 1918 in Ghana; graduated from Catechist School for adult catechumens preparing for baptism in northwest Ghana (1932); proposed for membership and initiation into the Dagara bagr, a secret society and cult; sent to Navrongo in northeast of Ghana for formal education and theological studies (1935); did graduate work in Canada and Belgium; became the first ordained African priest in the area; was ordained bishop in Rome by Pope John XXIII, and given the diocese of Wa (1960); gained approval by Pope John XXII to bring vernacular music into the liturgy; transliterated Latin songs and composed a mass and liturgy, publishing it as DagaraMissa (Dery Mass) in the Dagara language; first bishop in the Catholic Church to compose a non-Latin service; built the National Laity Council (NLC) of Ghana, the Ghana National Youth Council (GHANCYC), and the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW); coordinator of the Pan African Laity Council Board, responsible for organizing the African lay apostolate; died 06 March 2008 in Tamale, Ghana)
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      • 1988-08-15: new
      • 2015-12-06: revised
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