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Catholic Church in Cameroon

Fr. Bernard Hona Tonye hands certificates to couples with at least 15 years in marriage. Credit: Aïcha Marianne Kola

Annual Family Day of Douala Archdiocese, Cameroon: Family Apostolate Chaplain Decries Violence in Families, Urges Love

May 14, 2024

Family members need to manage conflicts and focus on nurturing love that begets peace among members, the Chaplain of the Family Apostolate in the Catholic Archdiocese of Douala has said.

Missionary Institute of Consecrated Life Records “numerical growth, expansion” in Cameroon: Official

May 13, 2024

Members of the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CMF/Claretians) ministering in Cameroon as an Independent Delegation have increased in number and expanded their presence in the Central African nation, an official of the Institute has said. 

Credit: Diocese of Buea

International Labor Day: Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Recognizes Pastoral Agents’ “hard work, sacrifices”

May 1, 2024

On the occasion of the annual celebration of the International Labor Day commemorated May 1, Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has recognized with “gratitude and appreciation” the sacrificial efforts pastoral workers make in serving the people of God in his Episcopal See. 

Bishop Sosthène Léopold Bayemi Matjei doing the final commendation during the Funeral Mass for late Fr. René Gaston Ayihi Tsimi on 22 April 2024. Credit: Obala Diocese

“I discovered a Priest who showed great love”: Catholic Priest Who Died in Rome Eulogized at Burial in Cameroon

Apr 24, 2024

Fr. René Gaston Ayihi Tsimi, the late 31-year-old Cameroonian Catholic Priest, who died in Rome on April 8 manifested “great love” for God, the Church, and humanity, a Priest colleague has said. 

Robert Cardinal Sarah addressing members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: NECC

Cardinal Sarah Decries Paganism, Says Contemporary Church “experiencing temptation of atheism”

Apr 13, 2024

A section of Church leaders have aligned themselves with modern day values in the name “contemporary culture” akin to paganism, Robert Cardinal Sarah has noted with concern. 

Fr. René Gaston Ayihi Tsimi. Credit: Obala Diocese

Cameroonian Catholic Priest Who Died in Rome Remembered for His “serenity in accepting the Lord's will in suffering”

Apr 13, 2024

Fr. René Gaston Ayihi Tsimi, a member of the Clergy of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Obala, who died on Monday, April 8 in Rome after an illness, is being remembered for his “serenity in accepting” the will of God in his life amid suffering. He was aged 31.

Robert Cardinal Sarah with members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: NECC

Cardinal Sarah Urges Africa’s Catholic Bishops to Defend “unity of faith” in October 2024 Synod on Synodality Session

Apr 12, 2024

Robert Cardinal Sarah has urged Catholic Bishops in Africa to be keen on defending the Catholic faith, voicing their opposition to defenders of “particular cultures” during the October 2024 session of the ongoing Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis extended to 2024, with the first session, 4-29 October 2023, having concluded with a 42-page summary report.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea. Credit: NECC

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Urges Citizens to Register "massively" ahead of 2025 Presidential Poll

Apr 11, 2024

The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Cameroon is encouraging eligible voters to register massively for presidential elections scheduled for 2025.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi with the eight Priests he ordained on 5 April 2024. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Cautions Newly Ordained Priests against “the seven deadly sins”

Apr 8, 2024

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon has called upon the eight newly ordained Priests to be prudent, vigilant, and avoid temptations. 

Simon Pierre Ediba. Credit: ACI Africa

“Your visit to our Diocese is a blessing”: Mayor in Cameroon Hails Cardinal Sarah’s Visit

Apr 8, 2024

The visit of Robert Cardinal Sarah to the Catholic Diocese of Obala in Cameroon is a “blessing” to the people of God, Simon Pierre Ediba, the Mayor of Obala Council in Lekié Division of the central African nation’s Centre region has said.

Robert Cardinal Sarah, Catholic Bishops and the newly ordained Priests at the end of Holy Mass. Credit: ACI Africa

Cardinal Sarah Urges 12 Newly Ordained Catholic Priests in Obala Diocese, Cameroon, to “be attentive to the flock”

Apr 5, 2024

Robert Cardinal Sarah has called upon the 12 newly ordained Priests for the Catholic Diocese of Obala in Cameroon to be attentive to the needs of the people of God under their pastoral care.

Credit: Yaoundé Archdiocese

“An unacceptable sacrilege”: Catholic Archbishop on Desecration of Marian Shrine in Cameroonian Metropolitan See

Apr 5, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Yaoundé Archdiocese in Cameroon has condemned the desecration of the Mary Queen of Peace Shrine Nsimalen of his Metropolitan See.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon offering words of comfort to persons affected by the fire disaster that razed hundreds of shops at the central market in his Metropolitan See last month. Credit: Bamenda Archdiocese

Archbishop in Cameroon Comforts Fire Disaster Victims, Calls for Union in Jesus’ Suffering

Mar 13, 2024

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon has offered words of comfort to persons affected by the fire disaster that razed hundreds of shops at the central market in his Metropolitan See last month.

Members of the Yaounde Provincial Episcopal Conference (CEPY) with authorities after the opening ceremony of their first annual session. Credit: Diocese of Ebolowa

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Underscores Need to “humanize” Digital Networks

Mar 13, 2024

There is need to “humanize” the modern means of communication in the Church and society, the Catholic Bishop of Kribi Diocese in Cameroon has said.

Late Bishop Pius Suh Awa and a view of the Bishop Pius Awa Memorial Pastoral Centre. Credit: Buea Diocese

At Death Anniversary, Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Remembered for Impacting “many people”

Mar 11, 2024

At the Eucharistic celebration marking the 10th death anniversary of Bishop Pius Suh Awa, the Cameroonian Catholic Bishop who died on 9 February 2014 after having served as Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Buea for over three decades has been remembered for impacting many during his Episcopal ministry.

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

Bishop in Cameroon Condoles with Family of Catholic Pupils Killed in Fire Accident

Mar 4, 2024

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon has condoled with the family of four children who died following a fire incident at their home in Batoke, a town within his Episcopal See.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Buea. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Buea

Diocesan Pastoral Council in Cameroon Lauds Bishop for Focusing on Growth amid Attacks

Mar 1, 2024

Social media attacks have trailed the leadership of Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi from the time he ascended to the helm of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Buea, first as Apostolic Administrator in December 2019.  Bishop Bibi has, however, chosen to look the other way and focus on development of his Episcopal See, members of the Diocese’s Pastoral Council have said.

Pope Francis after praying the Angelus in the Vatican's apostolic palace on March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. null

Pope Francis Invokes Blessed Mary’s “consolation” for Victims of Cameroon’s Attack

Feb 28, 2024

Pope Francis has implored for the Blessed Virgin Mary’s “strength and consolation” for the victims of the February 11 bomb attack on Nkambe town in Cameroon that reportedly led to the death of at least one person, injuring dozens.

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.

Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo Diocese delivering his homily during the Silver Jubilee of Mamfe Diocese at St. Joseph Cathedral. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

25 Years of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese a “journey of joyful, sorrowful moments”: Bishop

Feb 25, 2024

Bishop George Nkuo has described the last 25 years since the Catholic Diocese of Mamfe in Cameroon was erected as “a journey” characterized with happy and not-so-happy experiences.