Catholic Church in Cameroon

The New Book titled “Young Couples and their Challenges in the African Socio-Cultural Context”, by Irénée Kola and Aïcha Marianne Kola, a Catholic couple in Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese

In New Book, Cameroonian Catholic Couple Explores “foundations of marriage in African culture”

Jul 16, 2024

In a new book, a Catholic couple in Cameroon’s Catholic Archdiocese of Douala has highlighted the challenges couples face and proposes ways to realize harmony in marriage.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Buea

For Lasting Peace, Let’s “remember the good of others”: Catholic Bishop of Buea, Cameroon, on Diocesan Feast Day

Jul 12, 2024

Lasting peace is premised on our readiness to let go the negative experiences of the past, and reaffirming other and recalling their good, Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Buea has said on the Feast Day of the Cameroonian Episcopal See. 

Bishop Philippe Alain Mbarga of the Catholic Diocese of Ebolowa. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Ebolowa

Cameroonian Catholic Diocese Thanks God, “Master and Protector of life”, as Bishop, Driver Discharged after Car Accident

Jul 7, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Ebolowa in Cameroon is thanking God for protecting the Local Ordinary and his driver from harm after the duo were discharged from hospital following the June 29 road accident. 

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Ebolowa

Vice President of Cameroon Bishops’ Conference, Two others “out of danger” after Car Accident

Jul 2, 2024

The Vice President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC), his driver, and a nun are in stable condition in hospital following a car accident they were involved in on June 29.

A woman sits before the Blessed Sacrament at All Saints parish in Bamenda, Cameroon, in one of several chapels of perpetual adoration that have been built or expanded in the archdiocese amid the country’s ongoing “Anglophone” civil war. (photo: Collins Suh / EWTN Africa)

War and Adoration: Why Eucharistic Devotion Is Surging Amid Cameroon’s Devastating Civil Conflict

Jun 26, 2024

When Catholics across the world go to Eucharistic adoration, they typically pray for the health and well-being of their friends and families, an increase in virtue, and to know God’s will for their life.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese/A Marian apparition.

Marian Apparition Reported at a Parishioner’s Home in Cameroon Requires Thorough Discernment: Archbishop

Jun 10, 2024

Thorough discernment is needed in the alleged apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the residence of a faithful in the Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda, the Archbishop of the Metropolitan See has said.

Fr. Elvis Mai. Credit: Kumba Diocese

“Profound joy”: Catholic Diocese of Kumba in Cameroon Celebrates Release of Abducted Priest

May 30, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Kumba has expressed “profound joy and thankfulness” after the release of Fr. Elvis Mai who was kidnapped on Tuesday, May 28.

Fr. Bernard Hona Tonye hands certificates to couples with at least 15 years in marriage. Credit: Aïcha Marianne Kola

Annual Family Day of Douala Archdiocese, Cameroon: Family Apostolate Chaplain Decries Violence in Families, Urges Love

May 14, 2024

Family members need to manage conflicts and focus on nurturing love that begets peace among members, the Chaplain of the Family Apostolate in the Catholic Archdiocese of Douala has said.

Missionary Institute of Consecrated Life Records “numerical growth, expansion” in Cameroon: Official

May 13, 2024

Members of the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CMF/Claretians) ministering in Cameroon as an Independent Delegation have increased in number and expanded their presence in the Central African nation, an official of the Institute has said. 

Credit: Diocese of Buea

International Labor Day: Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Recognizes Pastoral Agents’ “hard work, sacrifices”

May 1, 2024

On the occasion of the annual celebration of the International Labor Day commemorated May 1, Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has recognized with “gratitude and appreciation” the sacrificial efforts pastoral workers make in serving the people of God in his Episcopal See. 

Bishop Sosthène Léopold Bayemi Matjei doing the final commendation during the Funeral Mass for late Fr. René Gaston Ayihi Tsimi on 22 April 2024. Credit: Obala Diocese

“I discovered a Priest who showed great love”: Catholic Priest Who Died in Rome Eulogized at Burial in Cameroon

Apr 24, 2024

Fr. René Gaston Ayihi Tsimi, the late 31-year-old Cameroonian Catholic Priest, who died in Rome on April 8 manifested “great love” for God, the Church, and humanity, a Priest colleague has said. 

Robert Cardinal Sarah addressing members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: NECC

Cardinal Sarah Decries Paganism, Says Contemporary Church “experiencing temptation of atheism”

Apr 13, 2024

A section of Church leaders have aligned themselves with modern day values in the name “contemporary culture” akin to paganism, Robert Cardinal Sarah has noted with concern. 

Fr. René Gaston Ayihi Tsimi. Credit: Obala Diocese

Cameroonian Catholic Priest Who Died in Rome Remembered for His “serenity in accepting the Lord's will in suffering”

Apr 13, 2024

Fr. René Gaston Ayihi Tsimi, a member of the Clergy of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Obala, who died on Monday, April 8 in Rome after an illness, is being remembered for his “serenity in accepting” the will of God in his life amid suffering. He was aged 31.

Robert Cardinal Sarah with members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: NECC

Cardinal Sarah Urges Africa’s Catholic Bishops to Defend “unity of faith” in October 2024 Synod on Synodality Session

Apr 12, 2024

Robert Cardinal Sarah has urged Catholic Bishops in Africa to be keen on defending the Catholic faith, voicing their opposition to defenders of “particular cultures” during the October 2024 session of the ongoing Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis extended to 2024, with the first session, 4-29 October 2023, having concluded with a 42-page summary report.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea. Credit: NECC

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Urges Citizens to Register "massively" ahead of 2025 Presidential Poll

Apr 11, 2024

The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Cameroon is encouraging eligible voters to register massively for presidential elections scheduled for 2025.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi with the eight Priests he ordained on 5 April 2024. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Cautions Newly Ordained Priests against “the seven deadly sins”

Apr 8, 2024

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon has called upon the eight newly ordained Priests to be prudent, vigilant, and avoid temptations. 

Simon Pierre Ediba. Credit: ACI Africa

“Your visit to our Diocese is a blessing”: Mayor in Cameroon Hails Cardinal Sarah’s Visit

Apr 8, 2024

The visit of Robert Cardinal Sarah to the Catholic Diocese of Obala in Cameroon is a “blessing” to the people of God, Simon Pierre Ediba, the Mayor of Obala Council in Lekié Division of the central African nation’s Centre region has said.

Robert Cardinal Sarah, Catholic Bishops and the newly ordained Priests at the end of Holy Mass. Credit: ACI Africa

Cardinal Sarah Urges 12 Newly Ordained Catholic Priests in Obala Diocese, Cameroon, to “be attentive to the flock”

Apr 5, 2024

Robert Cardinal Sarah has called upon the 12 newly ordained Priests for the Catholic Diocese of Obala in Cameroon to be attentive to the needs of the people of God under their pastoral care.

Credit: Yaoundé Archdiocese

“An unacceptable sacrilege”: Catholic Archbishop on Desecration of Marian Shrine in Cameroonian Metropolitan See

Apr 5, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Yaoundé Archdiocese in Cameroon has condemned the desecration of the Mary Queen of Peace Shrine Nsimalen of his Metropolitan See.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon offering words of comfort to persons affected by the fire disaster that razed hundreds of shops at the central market in his Metropolitan See last month. Credit: Bamenda Archdiocese

Archbishop in Cameroon Comforts Fire Disaster Victims, Calls for Union in Jesus’ Suffering

Mar 13, 2024

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon has offered words of comfort to persons affected by the fire disaster that razed hundreds of shops at the central market in his Metropolitan See last month.