Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt

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. 

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.

From left to right: Bishop George, Bishop Aloysius Fondong Abangalo, Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt, Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya, and Bishop Agapitus Enuyehnyoh Nfon. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

At Silver Jubilee of Cameroonian Diocese, Nuncio Urges Priests to Be “agents of service”

Feb 23, 2024

The representative of the Holy Father in Cameroon has called upon members of the Clergy ministering in the country’s Diocese of Mamfe to be agents of service and champions of fraternity amid violent conflicts that the Cameroonian Diocese has witnessed for years. 

Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

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

Aug 30, 2023

Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt, who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Georgia and Armenia to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.