Catholic Church in Cameroon

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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.