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Catholic Church in Cameroon

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Pope Francis Appeals for the Release of Kidnapped Catholics in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2022

Pope Francis has appealed for the release of nine Catholics kidnapped in southwest Cameroon.

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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.

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Abductors Demand Ransom to Free Priests, Nun, Others Kidnapped in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese

Sep 22, 2022

Those behind the abduction of five Catholic Priests, a Catholic Nun and three others in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese are demanding a ransom of some US$100,000.00 in order to free them, a Catholic Archbishop in the Central African nation has told ACI Africa.

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Catholic Peace Foundation Fears for Anarchy in Cameroon as Militias Get Out of Control

Sep 20, 2022

Groups claiming to be fighting for the independence of the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been increasing in number, a situation that is running out of control, the leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said, and expressed concern that the Central African nation may be sliding into anarchy.

Nobel Chimenyi. Credit: Nobel Chimenyi/Facebook

A Seminarian’s Worst Fears in the Growing Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon

Sep 19, 2022

With militants wreaking havoc on populations in the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon, Nobel Chimenyi’s most immediate fear is not being alive to see his dream of becoming a Priest come true.

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Attack on Parish, Abduction of Priests, Nun “heinous act”: Bishops of Bamenda, Cameroon

Sep 18, 2022

Catholic Bishops belonging to the Bamenda Province in Cameroon have termed as a “heinous act” that “has now crossed the red line” the September 16 arson attack on St. Mary's Catholic Nchang Parish of the country’s Mamfe Diocese during which five Priests and a Catholic Nun were among those kidnapped.

Bishop Bibi Michael of Cameroon's Buea Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Condemns “in the strongest terms” Deadly Attacks on Civilians

Sep 17, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon has condemned “in the strongest terms” the killing of innocent civilians after a bus they were traveling in was attacked in Muyuka, a locality within his Episcopal See.

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Silence Guns, Give Children Chance to Resume School: Cameroon’s Catholic Peace Commission

Sep 15, 2022

There is need to silence the guns in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon to allow learners to resume the academic year 2022/2023, members of the Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese have said.

Nobel Chimenyi. Credit: Nobel Chimenyi/Facebook

Concern as Plight of Pastoral Caregivers Burying the Dead in Cameroonian Crisis Overlooked

Sep 11, 2022

Amid the ongoing killings in the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon where bodies are reportedly left strewn on the streets and on river banks, it is those taking care of the dead that are forgotten the most.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province Decry Drug Abuse, Violence in Schools

Aug 22, 2022

Catholic Bishops who are part of Cameroon's Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, decried the increasing cases of drug abuse and violence in schools in the Central African nation.

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: NECC

Create “ethics committees in hospitals, universities”: Catholic Bishops in Cameroon

Aug 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon are encouraging the creation of committees for ethics in the major institutions of the Central African nation, including hospitals and institutions of higher learning. 

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Achdiocese, addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM in Accra , Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

Africa Given “a voice to be heard”: Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon on Synodality

Jul 27, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality has finally given Africa a voice to be heard by the rest of the world, a member of the Synod Council in Rome has told delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana.

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Catholic Charity Launches Peace Initiative for Youth in Cameroon

Jul 23, 2022

Catholic charity and Pontifical Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has launched a peace education program in the Diocese of Mamfe to promote a culture of non-violence among young people in the Cameroonian Diocese.

One of the beneficiaries of the project tends to the vegetable garden. Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity in Cameroon Transforming IDPs’ Lives in “a communal garden” Initiative

Jul 19, 2022

A section of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Ardjaniré camp in Cameroon are benefiting “a communal garden”, an initiative that the entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), has spearheaded.  

“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. 

Senator Regina Mundi freed in Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese on 31 May 2022 after a month in captivity. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Freeing of Cameroonian Senator “a big sigh of relief, answered prayers”: Archbishop

Jun 1, 2022

The freeing of Senator Regina Mundi after being held captive for a month in Cameroon brings “a big sigh of relief” and God’s answer to “our prayers”, a Catholic Archbishop in the Central African nation has said.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: NECC

“Show mercy”, Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Appeals to Kidnappers Holding Woman

May 11, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdioceses of Bamenda in Cameroon is appealing to people who kidnapped a woman in the Archdiocese to have mercy on her and to allow her to go back home to her loved ones.

Bishop Aloysius Fondong Abangalo, ordained Bishop of Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese 5 May 2022. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

Be “apostle of hope” to People: Archbishop in Cameroon to New Bishop at Consecration

May 6, 2022

The newly consecrated Catholic Bishop of Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon has been encouraged to foster the virtue of hope in his Episcopal Ministry among the people of God in the Cameroonian Diocese.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya (right) and Bishop Alain Phillippe Mbarga (left). Credit: NECC

Newly Elected President of Cameroon Bishops’ Conference Says Mandate “is to seek peace”

May 1, 2022

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who was elected President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) Saturday, April 30 has said his three-year mandate involves working toward lasting peace in the Central Africa nation.

Fr. Augustin Germain Messomo Ateba. Credit: UCAC

Church “committed to caring for human life” Through Education: Catholic Priest

Apr 28, 2022

The Church is “committed to caring for human life” through initiatives in formal education, a Catholic Priest serving at the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) has said.