Catholic Church in Cameroon

Servant of God Simon Mpeke, popularly known as Baba Simon, Cameroon’s first Venerable. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“A great joy for the Church”: Catholic Bishop on “Baba Simon”, Cameroon’s First Venerable

May 26, 2023

The recognition of the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Simon Mpeke, popularly known as Baba Simon, who becomes Cameroon’s first Venerable, is a “great joy for the Church” in the Central African nation, the Local Ordinary of Edéa, Baba Simon’s Diocese of origin, has said.

Daniella, an internally displaced girl who participated to the GLOW Camp, working in her traditional sewing business in Cameroon (Jesuit Refugee Service). Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity Empowers Cameroon’s Internally Displaced Women, Girls with Leadership Skills

Apr 30, 2023

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has reached out to internally displaced women and girls in Cameroon’s Southern region, empowering them with leadership skills.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea, President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: NECC

“Thanks be to God, relative calm returning”: Archbishop on Insecurity Crisis in Cameroon

Apr 19, 2023

There are positive signs that give hope for an end to the protracted situation of insecurity in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference has said. 

Tragic road accident that occurred on March 31, reportedly resulting in the death of at least six students and injury of dozens. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“I share in their pain”: Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Condoles with Road Accident Victims

Apr 3, 2023

The Bishop of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has condoled with victims of the tragic road accident that occurred on March 31, reportedly resulting in the death of at least six students and injury of dozens.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon. Credit: ACI Africa

Prioritize Cameroonians in Addressing Violence: Archbishop to International Community

Mar 23, 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of Bamenda in Cameroon has challenged the international community, especially Western countries, to make the interest of Cameroonians a priority in addressing the protracted crisis in the English-speaking region of the country.

Entrance to the CDC Banana Plantation in Tiko, South West Region of Cameroon. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Learnt with saddened heart”: Catholic Bishop on Murder of Plantation Workers in Cameroon

Feb 13, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon “learnt with a saddened heart” about the murder of five plantation workers after the truck they were travelling in came under attack in Tiko, a locality in his Episcopal See.

“Barbaric, inhuman, unacceptable”: Catholic Bishops in Cameroon on Murdered Journalist

Jan 30, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon have described the alleged assassination of a radio journalist in the Central African nation as a “barbaric, inhuman and unacceptable act” and urged the government to “shed light” on his abduction and eventual death.

Credit: CRS

"Not surprised", Catholic Charity Told on Peace Initiative Cameroonian Government Rejected

Jan 26, 2023

Local sources in Cameroon have told Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), that the rejection by the Cameroonian government of a proposed initiative to end violence in the Central Africa country was expected.

Logo Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC). Credit: CATUC

Catholic University in Cameroon Soliciting Funds to Assist Crisis-Affected Students

Dec 8, 2022

The leadership of the Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC) is soliciting funds to assist students affected by the protracted crisis in the English-speaking regions of the Central African nation.

Rescuers struggling to save those trapped underground at the Damas neighborhood in Cameroon's Yaoundé Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Condoles with Bereaved Families of Landslide Victims

Nov 28, 2022

The Archbishop of Yaounde Archdiocese in Cameroon has shared his condolences to families of the bereaved following the Sunday, November 27 landslide in the capital city of the Central African nation that left at least a dozen people dead.

Bishop Bruno Ateba of the Catholic Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop Decries “reign of terror” in Cameroon, Says “local population powerless”

Nov 18, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon has decried rising violence in the Central African country, noting that the people, specifically in the country’s northernmost region, are experiencing the “reign of terror”.

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Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese to Launch Year of Eucharist on Christ the King Solemnity

Nov 13, 2022

The Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon is set to launch the Year of the Eucharist on the Solemnity of Christ the King, Sunday, November 20.

Archbishop Julio Murat, appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden and Iceland on 9 November 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Apostolic Nuncio in Cameroon Transferred, to Represent the Holy Father in Sweden

Nov 10, 2022

Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop Julio Murat who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Sweden and Iceland.

Bishop Aloysius Fondong Abangalo with the five Priests abducted in Mamfe Diocese on 16 September 2022. Credit: Radio Evangelium Mamfe

Abducted Priests, Nun in Cameroon Released, Diocese Directs “Rosary in Thanksgiving”

Oct 24, 2022

The nine people who were Kidnapped on September 16 from St. Mary's Catholic Nchang Parish of Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon, including five Catholic Priests and a Nun, have been released.

Credit: Mamfe Diocese

Video Emerges of Abducted Catholic Priests in Camerron Pleading for Freedom

Oct 19, 2022

A video has emerged on social media showing the five Catholic Priests, a Catholic Nun and three others Kidnapped in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese pleading with their Local Ordinary to secure their release.

Bishop Philippe Alain Mbarga of Cameroon's Ebolowa Diocese. Credit: Ebolowa Diocese

Cameroonian Diocese Directs Establishment of Caritas Offices to Address Needs of the Poor

Oct 12, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ebolowa in Cameroon has directed institutions under his pastoral care, including Parishes and institutions of learning, to establish Caritas offices to take care of the needs of the growing population of the impoverished.

Bishop Agapitus Enuyehnyoh Nfon of Cameroon's Kumba Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“Pray in solidarity” for Release of Priests, Nun, Others in Captivity: Bishop in Cameroon

Oct 10, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese is calling on the people of God in the Central African nation “to pray in solidarity” for the release of the five Catholic Priests, a Catholic Nun, and three others who were abducted from a Parish of Mamfe Diocese last month.

Ebolowa prison prisoners learn how to make liquid soap thanks to Don Bosco and the Salesians. Credit: Salesian Missions

Inmates in Cameroon Set to “earn living with dignity” from Salesian Soap-making Initiative

Oct 3, 2022

Inmates at Ebolowa prison in Cameroon are set to “earn a living with dignity” beyond their prison sentence thanks to the soap-making training that members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have realized.

Pope Francis speaks in his Angelus address after Mass in Matera, Italy on Sept. 25, 2022. | Vatican Media

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.

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.