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Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Cameroon's Buea Diocese. Credit: Buea Diocese

Cameroonian Catholic Bishop Laments Being Undermined in Catholic University Controversies

Mar 14, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon is lamenting the protracted controversies in the administration of the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB) and affiliate institutions despite attempts to bring about normalcy, including that of the Vatican.

Bishop Michael Bibi during Mass to mark one year since he took canonical possession of Buea Diocese. Credit: Buea Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Says Attacks on Him “total interference” in His Governance

Feb 28, 2022

Bishop Michael Bibi of the Catholic Diocese of Buea in Cameroon has bemoaned recent attacks on him through a variety of communication channels saying the negative sentiments are “signs of total interference” in the governance of his Episcopal See.  

Bishop Bibi Michael of Cameroon's Buea Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Suppresses Six “congregations” in His Diocese, Expels Members

Feb 17, 2022

The Bishop of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has “suppressed without exception” six “congregations” that were masquerading as Institutes of Diocesan Right from operating in his Episcopal See.

Bishop Michael Bibi during his installation as Bishop of Buea on 25 February 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon in “solidarity, communion” With Colleague Facing Attacks

Feb 14, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have expressed their “solidarity and communion” with their colleague, Bishop Michael Bibi, who is facing attacks in what they have described as “gross disrespect of the hierarchy of the Church”.

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

Civilian Populations Continue to “pay price of ongoing violence”: Cameroonian Bishop

Oct 31, 2021

Civilians in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon have continued to pay the price of violence between security forces and armed groups that has been going on for close to five years, the Catholic Bishop whose Diocese is located within the warring Anglophone regions has told ACI Africa in an interview. 

Br. Singfred Sinior M’sene Tata, member of the Religious Order of Saint Martin of Buea (BSMB). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Peace in Anglophone Regions a Prayer Intention of Year of St. Joseph: Religious Brother

Oct 29, 2021

The Year of St. Joseph offered an opportunity for the people of God in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon to pray for peace, a Religious Brother in the country told ACI Africa in an interview.

Late Enondiale Tchuengia Carolaise. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cameroonian Catholic Bishop in “shock, sorrow” Following Murder of Young Girl by Policeman

Oct 16, 2021

The murder of a young female pupil by a policeman in Cameroon is shocking and frighting, a Catholic Bishop in the Central African nation who saw the lifeless body of the “six- year-old” girl has said.

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.

Amid Low COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake, Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Encourages Vaccination

Aug 21, 2021

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buea in Cameroon has encouraged the people of God within his pastoral jurisdiction to take part in the ongoing vaccination exercise amid reported low COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

A detail from Joseph with the Child and the Flowering Rod, by Alonso Miguel de Tovar (1678–1752). / Public Domain.

Leadership of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese Issues Guidelines for Year of St. Joseph

Mar 16, 2021

The leadership of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has issued pastoral orientations to guide the people of God in the Episcopal See in marking the Year dedicated to St. Joseph.

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. 

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi speaking to journalists at the end of Holy Mass to mark the 70th anniversary celebration of the canonical erection of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese. / ACI Africa

Church “a medium of hope for people” amid Anglophone Crisis: Cameroonian Prelate

Dec 13, 2020

The Church has been a source of hope for the people of God in Cameroon amid the protracted Anglophone crisis, a Bishop in the Central African nation has said in an interview with ACI Africa.

Holy Mass to mark 70 years since the canonical erection of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese at the Divine Mercy Co-cathedral Parish, Molyko, Southwestern region of Cameroon. / ACI Africa.

Bishop in Cameroon Recognizes People’s “strong faith, sacrifices” at Diocesan Anniversary

Dec 11, 2020

At the anniversary marking 70 years since the canonical erection of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese, the Bishop at the helm of Cameroon’s oldest Diocese has acknowledged with appreciation the “strong faith” as well as “sacrifices” the people of God have demonstrated.

Christian Cardinal Tumi responding to questions from his captors.

What Cameroonian Cardinal was Told by His Captors During Nightlong Abduction

Nov 9, 2020

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.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province. / Buea Diocese/Facebook Page

Prelates in Cameroon Express Solidarity with Their “brother Bishop” amid Controversy

Sep 29, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, expressed their “complete solidarity” with the Apostolic Administrator of Buea Diocese who has been besieged by administrative controversies, the main one being the changes he decreed for the leadership of the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB).

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.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi, Apostolic Administrator of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese.

Vatican Clarifies Mandate of a Cameroonian Bishop amid Controversy

Jun 17, 2020

The Holy Father has, through the Vatican-based Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples, clarified the mandate of Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi as the Apostolic Administrator of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese, amid ongoing controversy in the country’s oldest diocese.