Catholic Church in Cameroon

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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.

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon and their close collaborators at the headquarters of NECC in Yaounde. Credit: NECC

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Decry Rise in Domestic Violence, Urge Respect for Human Life

Apr 26, 2022

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) have expressed concern about the increase in cases of domestic violence in the Central African nation and have urged citizens to respect the dignity of human life.

Marienberg in Cameroon's Edea Diocese, venue for the national pilgrimage and prayer for peace scheduled to take place from April 23-24. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pilgrimage for Peace in Cameroon “expression of solidarity” with Troubled Regions: Bishop

Apr 21, 2022

The national pilgrimage and prayer for peace scheduled to take place in Cameroon’s Edea Diocese is an expression of solidarity with the people of God in the troubled regions of the country, a Catholic Bishop has told journalists.

32 Catholic Major Seminarians who were abducted last Friday, April 8 alongside their driver in Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese have been released. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

Dozens of Catholic Seminarians Abducted from Major Seminary in Cameroon Regain Freedom

Apr 11, 2022

The 32 Catholic Major Seminarians who were abducted last Friday, April 8 alongside their driver have been released, the Communications Director of the Cameroonian Diocese has said.

Burnt church at Saint Pierre parish in Douroum, Cameroon. Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest in Cameroon Says Parish “paralyzed” by Heavy Boko Haram Insurgency

Apr 3, 2022

Boko Haram militants are expanding their operations to rural villages in Nigeria and on the border with other countries, a Catholic Priest in Cameroon has said, adding that the militants have paralyzed pastoral activities in a huge chunk of his Parish.

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

Bishop-elect for Catholic Diocese of Mamfe in Cameroon to Be Ordained in May

Mar 29, 2022

The Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop-elect for Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese has been scheduled to take place on the first Thursday in May.

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Diocese in Cameroon Holds First Annual Lenten Pilgrimage in Years amid Crises

Mar 26, 2022

The people of God in Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese have gathered for the first time in four years to celebrate their Diocesan Lenten pilgrimage. 

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.