Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle is the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, Ghana. He was born on 15 June 1950 in Axim, Ghana, and completed seminary training in philosophy and sacred theology at the Pontifical Urban College and University in Rome. He was ordained a priest on 12 December 1976 in Accra, appointed as Bishop of Koforidua on 6 July 1992, consecrated on 6 January 1993 and appointed as an Archbishop of Accra on 28 May 2005.
He has remained vocal in the political scene of Ghana and Africa on issues including political violence and homosexuality. In 2002 he apologized on behalf of Africans for the part Africans played in the slave trade, and the apology was accepted by Pope John Paul II.
He recently resigned from his position as Archbishop of Accra, with an Administrator to be appointed to replace him until a new Bishop is appointed to the Archdiocese.
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