Maxwell Akalaare Adombila is a reporter for Reuters.

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Ghana LGBTQ+ Activists See Catholic Blessings as Distant Luxury

A believer kneels during prayers at a Catholic church, in Accra, Ghana, Jan. 18, 2024. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

In a country where religious leaders openly condemn homosexuality and gay sex is punishable with jail time, Ghanaian couple Kay and Naa Shika fear more for their lives and safety than whether a church will bless their same-sex union.