Acton Institute Powerblog

Profile of an Acton University attendee: Fr. Benjamin Fiiriter

Father Benjamin Fiiriter traveled over 20 hours from Ghana to attend Acton University earlier this month. He works in the Diocese of Wa in various capacities at the Finance Office, Estates Office and Procuration, Pontifical Mission Societies and the General Correspondence of the Bishop and the Curia. In his extensive work with Church documents, he felt a formal “academic and spiritual refresher” was necessary. He was not disappointed. Among his favorite courses were Christian Anthropology, which has a “wide and deep pertinence to [Ghanaian] culture”, as well as Islam 101, which is also “extremely relevant in [Ghanaian] society.”

Fr. Fiiriter is eager to take what he learned at Acton University back to the Diocese of Wa, where he believes it will be “beneficial to the entire Church.”