The Presbyterian Church of Ghana is appealing to its immediate past Moderator, Very Rev. Dr Yaw Frimpong Manso to rescind his decision to leave the church.
Very Rev. Manso resigned from the church on Thursday.
The decision to resign follows a resolution by the leadership of the Presby Church Ghana to severe their relationship with pro-homosexual Presbyterian Church, United States of America over their decision to ordain gay priests.
Rev. Dr Manso who is on assignment to the church in USA had been recalled and asked to report back to Ghana by December 31 2015 as a result of the fallout.
Speaking on Eyewitness News on Thursday, the Public Relations Officer of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. George Larby said they have communicated with Rev. Frimpong Manso and have asked him to rescind the decision.
When asked whether they have communicated their call on Rev. Manso to rescind his decision, the Public Relations Officer of the Presbyterian Church in Ghana, George Larbi answered in the affirmative.
“Oh yes, that one I can say authoritatively that the clerk of General Assembly has communicated with him several times because recently, there have been some kind of publication in some private newspapers but we decided not to respond to some of them. So the clerk of general assembly is in constant contact with the former moderator,” he said.
Rev. Larbi said they were shocked at Rev. Manso’s resignation.
“We are appealing to him to reconsider his decision, we need him, he is a great man. Everybody knows the contribution of Dr. Frimpong Manso…The story came to us as a shock,” he added.