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Catholic Church in Cameroon

Pope Francis meets with Pato, a migrant from Cameroun who lost his wife Matyla and child Marie in the desert between Libya and Tunisia last July. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets Cameroonian Migrant Who Survived Tunisia-Libya Desert

Nov 17, 2023

Pope Francis has me with a Cameroonian mgriant who lost his wife and daughter in the desert between Libya and Tunisia last July.

A screenshot of Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon during the 15 Nivember 2023 webinar.

Cameroonian Archbishop on Why Synod on Synodality in Rome was Special

Nov 16, 2023

The October 4-29 XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops was a “special” moment for the Universal Church, Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon who participated in the Rome meeting has said.

Late Br. Cyprian Ngeh. Credit: Immaculate Conception Medical Center Njimafor

Catholic Missionary Stabbed to Death in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese

Nov 9, 2023

A member of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC) in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese has been killed in a stabbing incident.

Bishop Aloysius Fondong Abangalo prays for the victims of the November 6 attack in Egbekaw. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

Catholic Bishop Condemns Killing of Dozens in Morning Attack on Cameroonian Village

Nov 6, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon has “vehemently condemned” the killing of innocent civilians following an attack at the new Layout Egbekaw, a locality within his Episcopal See.

What Entails the Call to “theological and pastoral discernment on the issue of polygamy”?

Nov 2, 2023

Delegates at the first session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops encouraged Catholic Bishops in Africa under their collective forum, the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), “to promote theological and pastoral discernment on the issue of polygamy”.

Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon. Credit: Vatican Media

“A spiritual, missionary revival”: Cameroonian Archbishop on Synod on Synodality Fruits

Nov 2, 2023

The Universal Church expects a spiritual and missionary revival in all aspects, Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon who participated in the October 4-29 XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome has said.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Bamenda, Cameroon, speaks at an Oct. 12, 2023, briefing for the Synod on Synodality. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Archdiocese in Cameroon Launching Perpetual Adoration at "every parish": Local Ordinary

Oct 20, 2023

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea said at a press conference at the Vatican that “every parish is building a chapel of perpetual adoration” in his archdiocese.

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

Lack of Job Opportunities and Emigration Have “a clear connection”: Cameroonian Bishop

Oct 15, 2023

Bishop Bruno Ateba of the Catholic Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon has attributed the phenomenon of emigration of Africans to other countries to lack of job opportunities in their respective countries. 

Archbishop Jean Mbarga of Yaoundé Archdiocese in Cameroon addressing journalists after a visit  to the scene of the landslide at the Mbankolo neighborhood. Credit: Yaounde Archdiocese

“Don’t give up on prayer”: Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon to Bereaved after Landslide

Oct 10, 2023

Archbishop Jean Mbarga of Yaoundé Archdiocese in Cameroon has encouraged bereaved families following the Sunday, October 8 fatal landslide in the capital city of the Central African nation to remain strong in the Lord, not giving up on prayer amid the challenging situation. 

At least 30 people died and 17 others were injured after a landslide triggered by heavy rains destroyed parts of the Mbankolo neighborhood, some 25 km from Yaoundé, Cameroon. Credit: CRTV web

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Expresses “spiritual closeness” with Landslide Victims

Oct 9, 2023

The Archbishop of Yaoundé Archdiocese in Cameroon has expressed his “spiritual closeness” with those affected by the Sunday, October 8 fatal landslide in the capital city of the Central African nation.  

St. Martin of Tour's Kembong Parish of the Diocese of Mamfe in Southwest Cameroon. Credit: Mill Hill Missionaries (MHM)

Catholic Priest Shot in Attack on Cameroonian Catholic Mission Recovering after Surgery

Oct 5, 2023

The member of the  Mill Hill Missionaries (MHM), who was shot and seriously injured on September 26 when militants attacked St. Martin of Tour's Kembong Parish of the Diocese of Mamfe in Southwest Cameroon has undergone surgery and is recovering well.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Buea Diocese. Credit: Buea Diocese

Catholic Diocese in Cameroon Outlines Measures to Address “existing information gaps”

Oct 3, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Buea in Cameroon has outlined measures to address “existing information gaps” in Parishes and other institutions, including a shift from the use of personal contacts to institutional ones.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi honored by the country’s NewsWatch Newspaper for his “exceptional skills” in leading the people of God and managing the property of Buea Diocese. Credit: Buea Diocese

Cameroonian Catholic Bishop Honored for “exceptional” Leadership Skills

Sep 29, 2023

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of the Catholic Diocese of Buea in Cameroon has been honored by the country’s NewsWatch Newspaper for his “exceptional skills” in leading the people of God and managing the property of the Cameroonian Episcopal See.

Fr. Elvis Mbangsi, a Mill Hill Missionary (MHM) shot and injured in Cameroon. Credit: Mill Hill Missionaries

Catholic Priest Shot, Nursing “a serious fracture” in Attack on Parish in Cameroon

Sep 27, 2023

A Catholic Priest was shot and severely injured when militants attacked St. Martin of Tour's Kembong Parish of the Diocese of Mamfe, Southwest Cameroon.

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

Delegates to Synod on Synodality to Give “no room for distraction”: Archbishop in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2023

Delegates to the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops are not to give “room for distractions” during the meeting scheduled to begin on October 4, a Catholic Bishop in Cameroon has told ACI Africa.     

Pope Francis with members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Aim at “rekindling” People’s Faith after Ad Limina Visit

Sep 18, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon are eager to rekindle the faith of the people of God in the Central African nation following their September 10-16 Ad Limina Visit, the Secretary General of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) has said.

Fr. Humphrey Tatah Mbuy. Credit: Emmanuel Ayuni/ACI Africa

Fight against Corruption Entails “formation of consciences”: Catholic Official in Cameroon

Sep 14, 2023

The fight against corruption entails the “formation of consciences”, the Director of Social Communications Commission of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) has said.

Sr. Lylie Florette Nguening, Superior of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary community in Yaounde. Credit: Emmanuel Ayuni/ACI Africa

Culture, Family Ties among “obstacles” to Female Religious Vocations in Cameroon: Nuns

Sep 13, 2023

Attachment to traditional culture and family ties are among “obstacles” to growth of female religious vocations in Cameroon, Catholic Nuns in the Central African nation have told ACI Africa in interviews.

Credit: DHPI

Catholic Peace Entity Allays Fears of “a possible coup” in Cameroon

Sep 10, 2023

The Cameroonian government has put in place the system of “divide and rule”, which makes attempts by the country’s military to overthrow President Paul Biya impossible, a Catholic peace entity has said, allaying fears of “a possible coup” in the Central African nation.

A screengrab from a video shared with ACI Africa that shows cars butnt Muea on September 7.

“Inadmissible”: Catholic Bishop in Cameroon on Deadly Attack on Civilians

Sep 8, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon has described as “inadmissible” the killing of innocent civilians following an attack in the neighborhood of St. Andrew's Muea Parish premises of his Episcopal See.