Explaining the significance of the ceremony, Cardinal Guiseppe said it is a renewal of a spiritual submissiveness that occurred sixty years ago. He said, on March 3rd, 1957, a few days short of the proclamation of independence on March 6, the country was consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a consecration that was later repeated in the year 2007 on the Golden Jubilee of its birth as a nation.
These celebration, he said manifests the close bond between Ghana and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; a bond that is reinforced by the attention dedicated to its devotion in civic and social life.
Cardinal Guiseppe further explained that with the act of consecration, the full and exclusive lordship of God over Ghana is acknowledged. He said during the crucial moment, when Ghana, a newly independent nation was striving to grow in the path of responsibility and autonomy, she did not forget Christ; she turned to Him with humbleness to offer herself and beseech blessings from heaven.