It is the believe of Cardinal Turkson of the Vatican that it is high time Ghana takes measures to sanitize the religious space and regulate the activities of the houses of God to safeguard the peace and security of the country.
The Cardinal is of the notion that the current trajectory of the church and activities of prophets in Ghana points to the fact that they cannot be allowed to function without monitoring and barriers.
Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Asaase Radio, the senior Vatican official noted that Ghana can learn an thing or two from fellow African country, Rwanda with respect to regulating the church and its activities.
“I think probably we can also learn from Rwanda. In the case of Rwanda, the proliferation of all these churches is also being brought under control; and I think there is a law in Rwanda that says there are conditions that pastors church founders must fulfill.”
“At least some decent knowledge of the very books you use for your church service which is the scriptures, this again is some kind of reductionist, reducing religion to just knowledge of the literature of the Bible and whatever, but essentially we need to find a way of curtailing all these,”Cardinal Turkson admonished.