Photos of Roman Catholic Reverend Fathers with a group of Muslim students of St. Peter’s Senior High school in the Eastern Region have gone viral on social media.
The Reverend Fathers are captured with the students who this portal understands had just finished their Eid prayers.
Interestingly, the two priests sat patiently and waited nearby whilst the students performed their Eid prayers before interacting with them.
One of the unidentified Reverend Fathers is the School Chaplain.
The school which is a purely Roman Catholic educational institution has demonstrated how to foster religious co-existence and tolerance in our schools.
The gesture by the Reverend Fathers which has received a wider commendation comes at a time when there is a brouhaha at the Wesley Girls Senior High School (WGHS) over the school’s insistence not to allow Muslim students to fast.
St. Peter’s Senior High School, located at Nkwatia – Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana was founded in February 1957 for the education of boys by the Divine Word Missionaries, a Catholic Religious Organisation of Priests and Brothers.
The school was named after St. Peter Claver (1581 – 1654), a Spanish Jesuit Priest who worked most of his life among the poor negro slaves of Colombia.