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Pope Francis Appeals for the Release of Kidnapped Catholics in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2022

Pope Francis has appealed for the release of nine Catholics kidnapped in southwest Cameroon.

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Blessed Sacrament Found Intact in Tabernacle of Church Burned by Armed Men in Cameroon

Sep 22, 2022

In the aftermath of the fire that gutted a church in Cameroon, Bishop Aloysius Fondong of the Diocese of Mamfé entered the ruins to retrieve the Blessed Sacrament and found the sacred Hosts and the ciborium containing them to be intact.

Mons. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo, appointed Bishop of Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese by Pope Francis on 22 February 2022. Credit: Diocese of Mamfe

Catholic Major Seminary Formator Appointed Bishop for Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon

Feb 23, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo who has been serving as a formator at an inter-Diocesan Major Seminary in Cameroon the Bishop for Mamfe Diocese in the Central African nation.

A poster announcing the Marian Year at Our Lady of Lourdes Gardens Parish of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese. Credit: Fr. Herbert Niba

Marian Year in Cameroonian Catholic Parish to Foster “love, discipleship”, Priest Says

Feb 19, 2022

The Marian Year launched at Our Lady of Lourdes Gardens Parish of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese is expected to foster love and discipleship among the faithful, the Parish Priest has told ACI Africa in an interview.

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 Barthélemy Yaouda Hourgo of Cameroon's Yagoua Diocese. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon says Diocese Struggling to Survive “in a Boko Haram zone”

Feb 4, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Cameroon’s Yagoua Diocese has decried rising Boko Haram insurgency in the Northern part of the country that he says has become the epicenter of militant activities in the Central African nation.

Yaoundé Olembe Stadium. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in Cameroon Expresses Solidarity with Victims, Families of Stadium Stampede

Jan 25, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ebolowa in Cameroon has expressed solidarity and spiritual closeness with the victims and families of the stadium stampede earlier this week in the country’s capital, Yaounde.

Cover page of the new book titled,  “The Reality of Retirement: A complex emergency,” by Fr. George Tomrila Ngalim. Credit: Fr. George Tomrila Ngalim

Catholic Priest in Cameroon Appeals for Construction of “more retirement homes” for Clergy

Jan 16, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Cameroon is appealing for the construction of appropriate additional facilities for members of the Clergy in retirement in the Central African nation, whose numbers are on the increase.     

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

Use Football Tournament for “peacebuilding, unity”, Cameroonian Archbishop Tells Citizens

Jan 11, 2022

The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda has called on citizens to use the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) that the Central African nation is hosting for peacebuilding and unity.

Fr. Ludovic Lado holding a poster of those detained as a result of the Anglophone crisis. Credit: Fr. Ludovic Lado

“Football is not more important than human dignity”: Cameroonian Catholic Priest in Chad

Jan 10, 2022

A Cameroonian Catholic Priest ministering in Chad has called for a stadium boycott of the African Cup of Nation (Afcon), faulting his native country that is hosting the continental football tournament for not paying keen attention to human dignity. 

The soldier who was killed by separatist fighters in Mbalangi, a locality in Mbonge Subdivision in the South West  Region of Cameroon. Cameroonian military are said to have killed one civilian and injured three others in a retaliatory attack. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Questions Competence of Cameroonian Military Killing Unarmed Civilians

Jan 4, 2022

The November 19 suspected deliberate killing of a civilian and the injuring of others by Cameroonian military at a village in the South West region of Cameroon raises questions about the professionalism of the men in uniform, Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.

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No Progress Made in Stemming Tide of Violence in Cameroon: Catholic Archbishop

Dec 20, 2021

Violence in Cameroon's English-speaking regions still goes on unabated, the Catholic Archbishop of Bamenda Archdiocese has said, noting that efforts to restore peace in the Central African country have been halted until after Christmas 2021.

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

“Saturate Mother Mary, Queen of peace with prayers for peace": Archbishop in Cameroon

Dec 9, 2021

The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda has called for prayers for peace in the Central African nation through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of peace.

Grace and Daniel have been stuck in Cyprus' buffer zone for more than six months after they fled Cameroon. Alexey Gotovskiy/EWTN

Two Cameroonian Christians among Migrants Pope Francis is Helping to Bring to Italy

Dec 4, 2021

As a sign of Pope Francis’ concern for migrants, the Vatican has announced that it is helping to arrange the transfer of refugees from Cyprus to Italy, among them, two Christians who fled the Central African nation of Cameroon.

Bishop Paul Lontsié-Keuné, transferred from Cameroon’s Yokadouma Diocese to the Episcopal See of Bafoussam. Credit: Diocese of Bafoussam

Pope Francis Transfers Bishop of Cameroon’s Yokadouma Diocese to Bafoussam Diocese

Nov 29, 2021

Pope Francis has transferred the Catholic Bishop of Cameroon’s Yokadouma Diocese to the Episcopal See of Bafoussam.

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

Killing of Students, Teacher “unacceptable”: Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province

Nov 28, 2021

The killing of three students and a teacher allegedly by armed men in Cameroon’s restive South West region is “senseless and unacceptable,” Catholic Bishops in Central African nation’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have said in a message.

Demonstrations have become common on the streets in Cameroon. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Decries Army’s Hostility Toward Natives in Cameroonian Crisis

Nov 18, 2021

Military personnel serving in Cameroon’s Northwestern part have been accused of destroying civilians’ crops and using them as “human shields” to protect themselves against the separatist fighters in the country’s embattled Anglophone regions.

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.