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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.

One of the water fountains created by Global Compassion, a non-profit organization in Cameroon / EWTN

Charity Organization in Cameroon Launches Safe Water Projects to Replace Polluted Wells

Clement Awanfe Ngueto, a social activist working to provide safe drinking water in Cameroon has, for years, watched people struggle to access safe drinking water especially in remote villages of the Central African country.

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba, former Parish Priest of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Cameroon's Archdiocese of Bamenda. / Courtesy Photo

Priest in Cameroon Recounts Rough Ordeal with Military in Troubled Anglophone Region

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba who grew up in the Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon’s Northwest region recalls several instances he has been harassed by the country’s security forces on allegations that he was connected to militants in the Central African nation.

IDPs arriving at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in the Diocese of Kumbo, Cameroon / Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Alarm as Militants in Cameroon Pursue Victims to Their Forest Hideouts

Fulani militants operating in the Northwest region of Cameroon are chasing after their victims up to their hideouts in forests after ejecting them from their homes, a Catholic charity organization working in the Central African country has reported.

Students of the Don Bosco High School in Nkhotakota, Malawi get good drinking water thanks to a new borehole funded by the Salesian Missions through the ‘Clean Water Initiative’. / Salesian Missions

Salesians Facilitating Scholarships, Clean Water Access for Students in Cameroon, Malawi

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are facilitating education scholarships and clean water access to needy students in Cameroon and Malawi.

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

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 Agapitus Nfon of Cameroon's Kumba Diocese / ACI Africa

Catholic Men to Coordinate Year of St. Joseph Initiatives in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumba

Members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumba are expected to coordinate initiatives marking the year of St. Joseph, the Local Ordinary has told ACI Africa in an interview.

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To Resolve Anglophone Crisis, “stand by truth, embrace dialogue”: Cameroonian Bishop

The warring parties involved in the protracted crisis in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon need to stand by the truth and give dialogue a chance for a lasting solution to the conflict, a Bishop serving in the region has told ACI Africa.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin addressing the faithful during Mass at the St. Joseph cathedral Bamenda on 31 January 2021. / Bamenda Archdiocese/Facebook

Vatican’s Secretary of State Assures Cameroonians of Pope Francis’ “closeness, prayers”

The Secretary of State of the Vatican who is in Cameroon for a weeklong visit has assured the people of God in the Central African nation of Pope Francis’ solidarity amid the protracted Anglophone crisis.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin with Cameroon's President, Paul Biya during an audience at the Unity Palace on 29 January 2021 / Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon (PRC)

Holy See Wants “peace, reconciliation” in Cameroon's Troubled Regions: Vatican Cardinal

The Holy See is closely following the conflict in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions and wants the warring parties to seek the path of dialogue for peace and reconciliation in the Central African nation, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has said.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

Vatican Cardinal Visits Cameroon as Catholic Church Seeks to Resolve Anglophone Crisis

The Vatican’s Secretary of State kicked off a week-long trip to Cameroon on Thursday in which he will visit a region blighted by clashes between government forces and separatists.

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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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. /

“Nothing less than federalism is going to succeed in stabilizing Cameroon”: Cardinal

Cameroon needs to return to the federal system of government to bring an end to the protracted Anglophone crisis that has resulted in the death of thousands of people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands, the Cardinal in Central African nation has said.