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Alexander Afenyo-Markin risks being excommunicated for being a Freemason.


Catholic Bishop Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu, has hinted that Catholics can't join the Freemasons following reports of Effutu MP, Alexander Afenyo-Markin being a freemason.


He added that in many examples, a few Catholics join such brotherhoods since they don't know about the congregation's precepts and rules with respect to it. Because of disclosures by Hon. Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin that he is a Catholic and an individual from the Freemasons, Cleric Osei-Bonsu expressed that, as per Catholic guidelines, an individual from the congregation can't be an individual from the Freemasons and partake in the freedoms and honors of the congregation.


The Effutu Individual from Parliament (MP) was scrutinized by Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu for expressing that Catholics are permitted to become Freemasons. Afenyo-Markin asserted that the association's standards and values don't struggle with his Catholic foundation and childhood. As per Afenyo-Markin, who has straightforwardly conceded to being a Freemason, the association teaches its individuals about God and life ideas, which he accepts lines up with his Catholic convictions. "I'm a bricklayer, and I have not been endorsed by the Catholic Church.


Freemasonry is a friendly society that has confidence in God All-powerful and follows specific rules that guide a man's life, and it doesn't run counter with my convictions as a Catholic. President Kufuor is a Bricklayer and a Catholic," he expressed. In an article in the Catholic Norm, Most Fire up. Joseph Osei-Bonsu responded to the MP's perspectives, it is lamentable to express that they are.


As per the priest, the Catholic Church has disliked Freemasonry since the brotherly society's origin in 1717. "As of late, the Individual from Parliament for Effutu in the Focal District, Hon. Alexander Afenyo-Markin, in a live radio meeting, expressed that he is a glad individual from the Cabin, and his congregation, the Catholic Church, doesn't disapprove of its individuals joining the Fellowship.

As per the Priest, the Individual from Parliament is to be rebuffed with a prohibit (cf. Group 1347), that is:


a. He is not allowed to receive Holy Communion and other sacraments (cf. Canon 1332).

b. He is prohibited to act as sponsor in Baptism and Confirmation.

c. He is not to be admitted as a member of parish or diocesan structures.

d. He is to be denied funeral rites, unless he shows some signs of repentance before death (Canon 1184 §1, no. 3).

e. Where funeral rites are allowed by the bishop, no Masonic service shall be allowed in the Church or cemetery immediately before or after the Church rites in order to avoid public scandal (cf. Canon 1184, §1, no. 3, and Canon 1374)


"Tragically the Good Individual from Parliament doesn't have a clue about the instructing of his Congregation on this. In spite of what Good Alexander Afenyo Markin accepts, Freemasonry isn't supported by the Catholic Church.


To be sure, Catholics are taboo to become Freemasons. "The Catholic Church has gone against the Cabin almost since the introduction of present-day Freemasonry in 1717.


Starting from the establishing of the Grand Lodge of Britain, eleven popes have unequivocally censured Freemasonry or Masonic standards,

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