Catholic Church in Cameroon

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon. Credit: ACI Africa

Delegates to Synod on Synodality to Give “no room for distraction”: Archbishop in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2023

Delegates to the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops are not to give “room for distractions” during the meeting scheduled to begin on October 4, a Catholic Bishop in Cameroon has told ACI Africa.     

Pope Francis with members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Aim at “rekindling” People’s Faith after Ad Limina Visit

Sep 18, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon are eager to rekindle the faith of the people of God in the Central African nation following their September 10-16 Ad Limina Visit, the Secretary General of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) has said.

Fr. Humphrey Tatah Mbuy. Credit: Emmanuel Ayuni/ACI Africa

Fight against Corruption Entails “formation of consciences”: Catholic Official in Cameroon

Sep 14, 2023

The fight against corruption entails the “formation of consciences”, the Director of Social Communications Commission of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) has said.

Sr. Lylie Florette Nguening, Superior of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary community in Yaounde. Credit: Emmanuel Ayuni/ACI Africa

Culture, Family Ties among “obstacles” to Female Religious Vocations in Cameroon: Nuns

Sep 13, 2023

Attachment to traditional culture and family ties are among “obstacles” to growth of female religious vocations in Cameroon, Catholic Nuns in the Central African nation have told ACI Africa in interviews.

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Catholic Peace Entity Allays Fears of “a possible coup” in Cameroon

Sep 10, 2023

The Cameroonian government has put in place the system of “divide and rule”, which makes attempts by the country’s military to overthrow President Paul Biya impossible, a Catholic peace entity has said, allaying fears of “a possible coup” in the Central African nation.

A screengrab from a video shared with ACI Africa that shows cars butnt Muea on September 7.

“Inadmissible”: Catholic Bishop in Cameroon on Deadly Attack on Civilians

Sep 8, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon has described as “inadmissible” the killing of innocent civilians following an attack in the neighborhood of St. Andrew's Muea Parish premises of his Episcopal See.

A screenshot of Archbishop Samuel Kleda during the September 2 Eucharistic celebration. Credit: Radio Veritas Douala Archdiocese

Archbishop in Cameroon Calls for Youth Centre Initiatives in Parishes to Foster Dialogue

Sep 6, 2023

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese has called for the creation of youth centers in Parishes of his Metropolitan See to foster prayer and dialogue.

Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Apostolic Nuncio in Georgia Transferred, to Represent the Holy Father in Cameroon

Aug 30, 2023

Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt, who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Georgia and Armenia to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Luam Valentine Ndze

Bishops in Bamenda Province, Cameroon, Unveil Liturgical Guidelines amid “aberrations”

Aug 22, 2023

Catholic Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have unveiled liturgical guidelines in response to lamentations about “aberrations” and practices that they have described as “foreign” to Catholic worship.

Catholic Women Members offering assistance to some victims in Memfe Diocese. Credit: Emmanuel Ayuni

Catholic Women in Cameroon Fighting Genital Mutilation, Oppression against Girls

Aug 8, 2023

“Violence against women can be defined as a situation in which the oppressor is in a position of controlling the oppressed — something that is very present in Cameroon especially in the northern region,” Aissa Marie Doumara Ngatansou, national coordinator of the Association to Combat Violence Against Women, and a member of Apostolic Women (Dames Apostolique).

Late Archbishop Roger Pirenne, the second Catholic Archbishop of Bertoua Archdiocese in Cameroon who passed on in Yaounde after an illness. Credit: Bertoua Archdiocese

Second Catholic Archbishop of Bertoua Archdiocese in Cameroon Dies at 88

Aug 7, 2023

Archbishop Roger Pirenne, the second Catholic Archbishop of Bertoua Archdiocese in Cameroon, has passed on in Yaounde after an illness. He was aged 88.

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Catholic Diocese in Cameroon Reaching Out to Ten Struggling Communities with Food Aid

Jul 31, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Kumba in Cameroon has facilitated food aid to ten struggling communities through the Diocese’s ‘Food in Kind’ project.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala Archdiocese in Cameroon. Credit: NECC

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Wants Government to Commit to Resolving Anglophone Crisis

Jul 27, 2023

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala Archdiocese in Cameroon has called on the government to commit to resolving the protracted Anglophone crisis in the Central African nation.

Rescuers dig through rubble of the collapsed building in the Ndogbong neighborhood in Douala. Credit: ACI Africa

“Very difficult to bear”: Archbishop in Cameroon on Dozens Killed in Collapsed Building

Jul 25, 2023

The loss of dozens of people as a result of the collapse of the four-storey building in Douala is a tragedy that is “very difficult to bear” Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala Archdiocese in Cameroon has said.

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”.

A poster showing Bishop George Nkuo and the ten seminarians he ordained Deacons on 6 July 2023. Credit: Kumbo Diocese

“Show world that chastity is noble”: Catholic Bishop in Cameroon to Newly Ordained Deacons

Jul 6, 2023

Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo Diocese in Cameroon has urged the new Deacons he ordained on Thursday, July 6 to be chaste, manifesting to the world the value and nobility of the vow of chastity.

Marie is the owner of a small restaurant in Cameroon. Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity Fostering “socio-economic resilience” among Refugees at Camp in Cameroon

Jun 29, 2023

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), the international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), is fostering “socio-economic resilience” among refugees at Cameroon’s Minawao Refugee Camp in an agribusiness partnership.

Catholic youth in Cameroon during the 2022 National Youth Days in Ebolowa Diocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Yaounde

Cameroon in “final phase” for 2023 World Youth Day Preparations: National Chaplain

Jun 23, 2023

Cameroon is in the “final phase” of preparations for World Youth Day (WYD) 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, scheduled to take place in August, the National Youth Chaplain of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) has said.

Servant of God Simon Mpeke, popularly known as Baba Simon, Cameroon’s first Venerable. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“A great joy for the Church”: Catholic Bishop on “Baba Simon”, Cameroon’s First Venerable

May 26, 2023

The recognition of the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Simon Mpeke, popularly known as Baba Simon, who becomes Cameroon’s first Venerable, is a “great joy for the Church” in the Central African nation, the Local Ordinary of Edéa, Baba Simon’s Diocese of origin, has said.

Daniella, an internally displaced girl who participated to the GLOW Camp, working in her traditional sewing business in Cameroon (Jesuit Refugee Service). Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity Empowers Cameroon’s Internally Displaced Women, Girls with Leadership Skills

Apr 30, 2023

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has reached out to internally displaced women and girls in Cameroon’s Southern region, empowering them with leadership skills.