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The Douala ecclesiastical province has established an ongoing training course for those working in the vocations apostolate and in the minor seminaries. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Seminary Formators in Cameroon Undergoing Training to Weed Out “unsuitable candidates”

Priests in charge of formation in various Seminaries of Cameroon’s Douala Ecclesiastical Province are undergoing training to boost their skills in forming future Priests in the country.

The Late Christian Cardinal Tumi, Archbishop emeritus of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese who died Saturday, April 3 will be laid to rest on April 19 and 20. / Courtesy Photo

Cameroonians Pay Glowing Tribute to Late Cardinal, To Be Laid to Rest in 12 Days

Members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, and Laity in Cameroon including government officials have continued to pay glowing tribute to Christian Cardinal Tumi who died April 3 at the age of 90.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member by Pope Francis on 11 January 2021. /

Cameroonian Archbishop Appointed to Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development

A Cameroonian Archbishop has been appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member.

In a new book published under the title, “My Night in Captivity", Christian Cardinal Tumi narrates ordeal in the hands of his abductors. / ACI Africa.

Cameroon’s Cardinal Recounts Ordeal in the Hands of his Abductors in New Book

Cameroon’s Cardinal who was freed after a night with his abductors last November has narrated his ordeal in a new book, Christian Cardinal Tumi’s memoir published under the title, “My Night in Captivity.”

Fr. François Achille Eyabi, appointed Bishop of Cameroon's Eseka Diocese by Pope Francis Saturday, November 14, 2020. / Fr. François Achille Eyabi/Facebook Page.

Newly Appointed Bishop in Cameroon Says He’ll Foster Unity “for the growth of Diocese"

The newly appointed Bishop for Cameroon’s Eseka Diocese has told ACI Africa in an interview that he will seek to foster unity among the people of God under his pastoral care for the growth of the local Church.

Christian Cardinal Tumi responding to questions from his captors. /

What Cameroonian Cardinal was Told by His Captors During Nightlong Abduction

Details of what those behind the abduction of Christian Cardinal Tumi told him have emerged in a video shared on social media, with the Cardinal seen calm and collected as he provided responses to some of the questions from his captors.

Fr. Jean Sinsin Bayo (left) of the Diocese of Man in Ivory Coast and Fr. Jude Tafon Nfor (right) of the Archdiocese of Douala, Cameroon who died last week in their respective countries. /

Identities of Two African Priests Who Died Last Week Mixed Up in Online Reports

The identities of two African Clerics who died last week in their respective countries of Ivory Coast and Cameroon have been mixed up in online media reports, the late Ivorian Priest being mistaken for the Cameroonian.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala, who has practiced herbalism over the years says medicinal plants can be tried as a possible cure of the coronavirus. /

“Traditional medicine can fight Coronavirus,” Cameroonian Prelate, Herbalist, Says

As governments across the globe battle to contain the spread of COVID-19 with medical researchers working around the clock to find a cure, a Cameroonian Catholic Archbishop who has practiced herbalism over the years has said that medicinal plants can be tried as a possible cure of the coronavirus.

Priests in the Archdiocese of Douala reciting the Rosary with the Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary during Monday's Procession around the city of Douala, Cameroon. / ACI Africa

Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese Entrusted to “protection of the Virgin Mary” amid COVID-19

As governments in Africa struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, with some nations seeking divine intervention by holding National Prayer Days, the Catholic Church in Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese held a prayer procession to entrust the central African state to the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Members of the Women's Union of Indigenous Congregations of Central Africa (UFCAAC) at the conclusion of their 33rd General Assembly in Douala, Cameroon. / UFCAAC

Leaders of Indigenous Female Religious Orders in Central Africa to Foster Reconciliation

At the conclusion of the 33rd General Assembly of the Women's Union of Indigenous Congregations of Central Africa (UFCAAC), that brought together Major Superiors of indigenous religious congregations in central Africa, participants resolved to foster reconciliation in the region.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda (left) and Christian Cardinal Tumi (front right), Archbishop Emeritus of Douala, Cameroon /

Cameroonian Cardinal Says He Respects Decision to “no longer be mentioned” in Euch' Prayer

Following a decree by the Local Ordinary of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese, Archbishop Samuel Kleda, to put an end to the mentioning of Christian Cardinal Tumi, Archbishop emeritus of the same see, in the intercession during Eucharistic celebrations in his Archdiocese,  the Cardinal has expressed his appreciation for the period he was mentioned and termed the January 22 decision Archbishop Kleda’s “right and I respect it.”