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Some Catholic Bishops in Cameroon during the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary Bambui (STAMS) on 1 December 2023. Credit: Archdiocese of Bamenda

Major Seminary in Cameroon Earns Recognition for Producing “true pastors of souls”

Dec 1, 2023

St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary Bambui (STAMS) in Cameroon’s Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda has been lauded for producing “true pastors of souls” in its 50 years of existence.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon addressing journalists at Nacho junction. Credit: Fr. Dufe Joseph

“A very painful moment”: Catholic Archbishop on Murder of Civilians in Cameroon

Jul 18, 2023

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon has described the Sunday, July 16 murder of civilians in his Metropolitan See as a “very painful moment”.

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Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese to Launch Year of Eucharist on Christ the King Solemnity

Nov 13, 2022

The Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon is set to launch the Year of the Eucharist on the Solemnity of Christ the King, Sunday, November 20.

Nobel Chimenyi. Credit: Nobel Chimenyi/Facebook

A Seminarian’s Worst Fears in the Growing Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon

Sep 19, 2022

With militants wreaking havoc on populations in the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon, Nobel Chimenyi’s most immediate fear is not being alive to see his dream of becoming a Priest come true.

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.

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.

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.

A course to help young religious cope with trauma in a conflict region. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Charity Boosts Psychosocial Training for Traumatized Sisters in Cameroon

Sep 8, 2021

Catholic pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced plans to support the psychosocial training of Sisters in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who the foundation notes have been traumatized by the ongoing violence in the Anglophone region of the Central African country.

Bishop Abraham Kome, President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon. Credit. NECC

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Condole with Presbyterians Following Recent Church Attack

Aug 26, 2021

Following the attack on a Presbyterian Church in Cameroon’s Northwestern region last weekend, Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have expressed their solidarity with victims of the attack that left one worshiper dead and others injured, including a Pastor.

Screenshot of Fr. Herbert Niba during an interview with ETWN. Credit: EWTN

Planned Meeting of Priests in Cameroon’s Bamenda Province to Focus on Child Safeguarding

Aug 24, 2021

The upcoming General Assembly of the Association of Diocesan Priests (ADP) in Cameroon’s Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda is expected to examine issues relating to child safeguarding in the Central African nation, ADP official has told ACI Africa.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Stop Violence “with immediate effect”: Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province

Aug 23, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, renewed their appeal for an end to the protracted conflict in the country’s Anglophone regions.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Health Centre Bali Nyonga in Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: St. Francis Xavier Parish Bali Nyonga

Doctor, Nurse at Catholic Facility in Cameroon Detained for Treating Wounded Militant

Aug 2, 2021

A doctor and nurse based at the Catholic Health Centre of Bali Nyonga in Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda have been detained for treating a member of the Ambazonia Restoration Forces (ARFs), a rebel group that is in conflict with the Cameroonian military.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Since Peace Talks Started Last Year in Cameroon, “not much has changed”: Archbishop

Apr 15, 2021

“Not much has changed” in Cameroon since July 2020 when peace talks started between the government and Anglophone separatists, according to a Cameroonian Catholic Archbishop.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Cameroon during the opening Mass of their 44th annual seminar in the Diocese of Bafang. / ACI Africa

Cameroonians Encouraged to Emulate St. Joseph’s Discerning Silence amid Protracted Crisis

Jan 11, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Cameroon has called on the people of God in the Central African nation to embrace fraternity and prayerful silence in the example of St. Joseph as they continue to experience violence that dates back to 2016.

Embrace Humanity Even in War, Archbishop Appeals to Warring Forces in Cameroon

Jan 9, 2021

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese has called upon warring forces in the Central African country to be more humane towards each other even as they seek a lasting solution to the country’s protracted Anglophone crisis.

Bishop Bibi Michael holding a peace plant shortly after the announcement of his appointment as Bishop of Cameroon's Buea Diocese Tuesday, January 5.

Apostolic Administrator of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese Appointed Diocesan Bishop

Jan 5, 2021

Bishop Michael Miabeseau Bibi who has been serving as the Apostolic Administrator of Buea Diocese since December 2019 has been appointed as the Local Ordinary of the Cameroonian Diocese located in the Southwestern region of the Central African country. 

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese.

Prelate Lauds “atmosphere of peace, tranquility” in Cameroon after “secret” Gov’t Talks

Nov 2, 2020

An Archbishop in Cameroon has lauded what he has described as “an atmosphere of greater peace and tranquility” in in the Central African country following recent talks between the government and rebel groups in a meeting whose details he said remain scanty.

Eight Diocesan Priests of Cameroon's Diocese of Buea, at their ordination in Molyko, July 16, 2020.

At Ordination, Cameroonian Prelate Emphasizes Importance of Obedience

Jul 18, 2020

The Apostolic Administrator of Cameroon’s Diocese of Buea has, on the occasion of the ordination of eight Deacons to the Priesthood, underscored the value of the solemn promise of obedience, which diocesan priests make when they receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya (right) and Bishop George Nkuo (Left), of Bamenda and Kumbo respectively. Two Bishops in the midst of the protracted Anglophone crisis in the Central African nation of Cameroon.

“Shuffling between two crises is no easy job”: Bishops in Cameroon’s Anglophone Region

Apr 29, 2020

Two Bishops in the midst of the protracted Anglophone crisis in the Central African nation of Cameroon have, in an interview with ACI Africa, reflected on the challenge that COVID-19 crisis presents to their pastoral ministry, one of them describing the experience as “no easy job.”