Archdiocese of Douala

Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson, Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt, Archbishop Samuel Kleda and the five priests ordained on 24 February. Credit: ACI Africa

Ghanaian Vatican Official Urges New Priests in Cameroon to “cultivate” Eucharistic Spirit

Feb 28, 2024

The Chancellor of the Roman Curia, Ghanaian-born Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson, has called upon the five newly ordained Priests for the Catholic Archdiocese of Douala in Cameroon to nurture the spirit of the Holy Eucharist in  their Priestly ministry.

Some of the vulnerable children who gifts from Give Hope to Our Children (GHOC), a Catholic Association in Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Entity in Cameroon “brings joy” to Vulnerable Children in Christmas Initiative

Dec 22, 2023

Give Hope to Our Children (GHOC), a Catholic Association run by a Priest of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese, has reached out to hundreds of vulnerable children in a Christmas initiative aimed at sharing love, giving hope, and bringing joy to the needy.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala Archdiocese recognised by Paul Biya. Credit: NECC

Archbishop in Cameroon Known for the Practice of Herbalism Receives State Recognition

Nov 23, 2023

A Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon known for the practice of herbalism has been recognised by the President of the Central African nation.

A screenshot of Archbishop Samuel Kleda during the September 2 Eucharistic celebration. Credit: Radio Veritas Douala Archdiocese

Archbishop in Cameroon Calls for Youth Centre Initiatives in Parishes to Foster Dialogue

Sep 6, 2023

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese has called for the creation of youth centers in Parishes of his Metropolitan See to foster prayer and dialogue.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala Archdiocese in Cameroon. Credit: NECC

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Wants Government to Commit to Resolving Anglophone Crisis

Jul 27, 2023

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala Archdiocese in Cameroon has called on the government to commit to resolving the protracted Anglophone crisis in the Central African nation.

Rescuers dig through rubble of the collapsed building in the Ndogbong neighborhood in Douala. Credit: ACI Africa

“Very difficult to bear”: Archbishop in Cameroon on Dozens Killed in Collapsed Building

Jul 25, 2023

The loss of dozens of people as a result of the collapse of the four-storey building in Douala is a tragedy that is “very difficult to bear” Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala Archdiocese in Cameroon has said.

Credit: Douala Archdiocese

Planned Diocesan Synod in Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese to Focus on “youth ministry”

Sep 24, 2022

The planned Diocesan Synod in Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese is to examine issues relating to youth ministry in general and the challenges of young people in particular, the Local Ordinary, Archbishop Samuel Kleda, has said.

“Be missionaries everywhere”: Archbishop to New Priests, Deacons in Douala, Cameroon

Jul 1, 2022

Newly Ordained Priests and Deacons in the Catholic Diocese of Douala, Cameroon, have been encouraged to “be generous” with their lives in God’s service, availing themselves as missionaries whenever they are commissioned. 

Fr. Innocent Akum Wefon pushing a wheelbarrow in his kitchen garden at St. Raphael Archangel Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Douala. Credit: 3650 Plastics At 10

Inside Catholic Priest’s Kitchen Garden of Plastics Cleaning Streets in Cameroon

May 3, 2022

Fr. Innocent Akum Wefon’s kitchen garden is an alluring collection of bottles of different sizes and colors that enclose spaces in which the Catholic Priest has planted various kinds of vegetables and fruits.

Fr. Innocent Akum Wefon (kneeling) exchanges pleasantries with the leader of the Pygmies of Kribi in Cameroon. Credit: Fr. Innocent Akum Wefon

Catholic Priest in Cameroon Says Logging Driving Pygmies into Heavy Drinking

Mar 25, 2022

The Pygmies who inhabit the edges of the Atlantic Ocean in the Central African nation of Cameroon have lived under canopies of trees for the many years that Fr. Innocent Akum Wefon has known them.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of the Catholic Archdiocese of Douala in Cameroon. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop Decries Bad Governance, Corruption in Cameroon, Urges Conversion

Mar 3, 2022

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of the Catholic Archdiocese of Douala decries bad governance and corruption in Cameroon.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Douala/Facebook

Catholic Archbishop Decries “Moral Depravity” in Cameroon, Urges Respect for Human Dignity

Aug 14, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese has, in a pastoral letter, expressed concerns about what seems to be indications of declining moral values in the Central African nation.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese addressing young people during the Diocesan Youth Day on 19 June 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Build a world of peace devoid of violence, corruption”: Archbishop in Cameroon to Youth

Jun 26, 2021

The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese has called upon young people in the Central African nation to cultivate peace in their respective communities, and cautioned them against engaging in violence and corruption.

The Late Archbishop emeritus of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese, Christian Cardinal Tumi who was laid to rest on 20 April 2021. Courtesy Photo

At Burial, Cameroon’s Cardinal Eulogized as Promoter of Communion, Human Dignity, Justice

Apr 21, 2021

The late Cameroon’s Christian Cardinal Tumi has been, at his burial Tuesday, April 20, remembered for fostering reconciliation, communion, human dignity, and justice in the Central African nation.

The Douala ecclesiastical province has established an ongoing training course for those working in the vocations apostolate and in the minor seminaries. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Seminary Formators in Cameroon Undergoing Training to Weed Out “unsuitable candidates”

Apr 10, 2021

Priests in charge of formation in various Seminaries of Cameroon’s Douala Ecclesiastical Province are undergoing training to boost their skills in forming future Priests in the country.

The Late Christian Cardinal Tumi, Archbishop emeritus of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese who died Saturday, April 3 will be laid to rest on April 19 and 20. / Courtesy Photo

Cameroonians Pay Glowing Tribute to Late Cardinal, To Be Laid to Rest in 12 Days

Apr 7, 2021

Members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, and Laity in Cameroon including government officials have continued to pay glowing tribute to Christian Cardinal Tumi who died April 3 at the age of 90.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member by Pope Francis on 11 January 2021.

Cameroonian Archbishop Appointed to Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development

Jan 19, 2021

A Cameroonian Archbishop has been appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member.

In a new book published under the title, “My Night in Captivity", Christian Cardinal Tumi narrates ordeal in the hands of his abductors. / ACI Africa.

Cameroon’s Cardinal Recounts Ordeal in the Hands of his Abductors in New Book

Jan 12, 2021

Cameroon’s Cardinal who was freed after a night with his abductors last November has narrated his ordeal in a new book, Christian Cardinal Tumi’s memoir published under the title, “My Night in Captivity.”

Fr. François Achille Eyabi, appointed Bishop of Cameroon's Eseka Diocese by Pope Francis Saturday, November 14, 2020. / Fr. François Achille Eyabi/Facebook Page.

Newly Appointed Bishop in Cameroon Says He’ll Foster Unity “for the growth of Diocese"

Nov 15, 2020

The newly appointed Bishop for Cameroon’s Eseka Diocese has told ACI Africa in an interview that he will seek to foster unity among the people of God under his pastoral care for the growth of the local Church.

Christian Cardinal Tumi responding to questions from his captors.

What Cameroonian Cardinal was Told by His Captors During Nightlong Abduction

Nov 9, 2020

Details of what those behind the abduction of Christian Cardinal Tumi told him have emerged in a video shared on social media, with the Cardinal seen calm and collected as he provided responses to some of the questions from his captors.