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Catholic Church in Cameroon

Rescuers struggling to save those trapped underground at the Damas neighborhood in Cameroon's Yaoundé Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Condoles with Bereaved Families of Landslide Victims

Nov 28, 2022

The Archbishop of Yaounde Archdiocese in Cameroon has shared his condolences to families of the bereaved following the Sunday, November 27 landslide in the capital city of the Central African nation that left at least a dozen people dead.

Bishop Bruno Ateba of the Catholic Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop Decries “reign of terror” in Cameroon, Says “local population powerless”

Nov 18, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon has decried rising violence in the Central African country, noting that the people, specifically in the country’s northernmost region, are experiencing the “reign of terror”.

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Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese to Launch Year of Eucharist on Christ the King Solemnity

Nov 13, 2022

The Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon is set to launch the Year of the Eucharist on the Solemnity of Christ the King, Sunday, November 20.

Archbishop Julio Murat, appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden and Iceland on 9 November 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

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

Nov 10, 2022

Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop Julio Murat who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Sweden and Iceland.

Bishop Aloysius Fondong Abangalo with the five Priests abducted in Mamfe Diocese on 16 September 2022. Credit: Radio Evangelium Mamfe

Abducted Priests, Nun in Cameroon Released, Diocese Directs “Rosary in Thanksgiving”

Oct 24, 2022

The nine people who were Kidnapped on September 16 from St. Mary's Catholic Nchang Parish of Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon, including five Catholic Priests and a Nun, have been released.

Credit: Mamfe Diocese

Video Emerges of Abducted Catholic Priests in Camerron Pleading for Freedom

Oct 19, 2022

A video has emerged on social media showing the five Catholic Priests, a Catholic Nun and three others Kidnapped in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese pleading with their Local Ordinary to secure their release.

Bishop Philippe Alain Mbarga of Cameroon's Ebolowa Diocese. Credit: Ebolowa Diocese

Cameroonian Diocese Directs Establishment of Caritas Offices to Address Needs of the Poor

Oct 12, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ebolowa in Cameroon has directed institutions under his pastoral care, including Parishes and institutions of learning, to establish Caritas offices to take care of the needs of the growing population of the impoverished.

Bishop Agapitus Enuyehnyoh Nfon of Cameroon's Kumba Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“Pray in solidarity” for Release of Priests, Nun, Others in Captivity: Bishop in Cameroon

Oct 10, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese is calling on the people of God in the Central African nation “to pray in solidarity” for the release of the five Catholic Priests, a Catholic Nun, and three others who were abducted from a Parish of Mamfe Diocese last month.

Ebolowa prison prisoners learn how to make liquid soap thanks to Don Bosco and the Salesians. Credit: Salesian Missions

Inmates in Cameroon Set to “earn living with dignity” from Salesian Soap-making Initiative

Oct 3, 2022

Inmates at Ebolowa prison in Cameroon are set to “earn a living with dignity” beyond their prison sentence thanks to the soap-making training that members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have realized.

Pope Francis speaks in his Angelus address after Mass in Matera, Italy on Sept. 25, 2022. | Vatican Media

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.

Credit: Douala Archdiocese

Planned Diocesan Synod in Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese to Focus on “youth ministry”

Sep 24, 2022

The planned Diocesan Synod in Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese is to examine issues relating to youth ministry in general and the challenges of young people in particular, the Local Ordinary, Archbishop Samuel Kleda, has said.

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Abductors Demand Ransom to Free Priests, Nun, Others Kidnapped in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese

Sep 22, 2022

Those behind the abduction of five Catholic Priests, a Catholic Nun and three others in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese are demanding a ransom of some US$100,000.00 in order to free them, a Catholic Archbishop in the Central African nation has told ACI Africa.

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Catholic Peace Foundation Fears for Anarchy in Cameroon as Militias Get Out of Control

Sep 20, 2022

Groups claiming to be fighting for the independence of the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been increasing in number, a situation that is running out of control, the leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said, and expressed concern that the Central African nation may be sliding into anarchy.

Nobel Chimenyi. Credit: Nobel Chimenyi/Facebook

A Seminarian’s Worst Fears in the Growing Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon

Sep 19, 2022

With militants wreaking havoc on populations in the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon, Nobel Chimenyi’s most immediate fear is not being alive to see his dream of becoming a Priest come true.

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Attack on Parish, Abduction of Priests, Nun “heinous act”: Bishops of Bamenda, Cameroon

Sep 18, 2022

Catholic Bishops belonging to the Bamenda Province in Cameroon have termed as a “heinous act” that “has now crossed the red line” the September 16 arson attack on St. Mary's Catholic Nchang Parish of the country’s Mamfe Diocese during which five Priests and a Catholic Nun were among those kidnapped.

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

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Condemns “in the strongest terms” Deadly Attacks on Civilians

Sep 17, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon has condemned “in the strongest terms” the killing of innocent civilians after a bus they were traveling in was attacked in Muyuka, a locality within his Episcopal See.

Credit: CJPC Bamenda Archdiocese

Silence Guns, Give Children Chance to Resume School: Cameroon’s Catholic Peace Commission

Sep 15, 2022

There is need to silence the guns in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon to allow learners to resume the academic year 2022/2023, members of the Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese have said.

Nobel Chimenyi. Credit: Nobel Chimenyi/Facebook

Concern as Plight of Pastoral Caregivers Burying the Dead in Cameroonian Crisis Overlooked

Sep 11, 2022

Amid the ongoing killings in the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon where bodies are reportedly left strewn on the streets and on river banks, it is those taking care of the dead that are forgotten the most.

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

Catholic Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province Decry Drug Abuse, Violence in Schools

Aug 22, 2022

Catholic Bishops who are part of Cameroon's Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, decried the increasing cases of drug abuse and violence in schools in the Central African nation.

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: NECC

Create “ethics committees in hospitals, universities”: Catholic Bishops in Cameroon

Aug 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon are encouraging the creation of committees for ethics in the major institutions of the Central African nation, including hospitals and institutions of higher learning.