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Catholic Church in Cameroon

Senator Regina Mundi freed in Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese on 31 May 2022 after a month in captivity. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Freeing of Cameroonian Senator “a big sigh of relief, answered prayers”: Archbishop

Jun 1, 2022

The freeing of Senator Regina Mundi after being held captive for a month in Cameroon brings “a big sigh of relief” and God’s answer to “our prayers”, a Catholic Archbishop in the Central African nation has said.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: NECC

“Show mercy”, Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Appeals to Kidnappers Holding Woman

May 11, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdioceses of Bamenda in Cameroon is appealing to people who kidnapped a woman in the Archdiocese to have mercy on her and to allow her to go back home to her loved ones.

Bishop Aloysius Fondong Abangalo, ordained Bishop of Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese 5 May 2022. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

Be “apostle of hope” to People: Archbishop in Cameroon to New Bishop at Consecration

May 6, 2022

The newly consecrated Catholic Bishop of Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon has been encouraged to foster the virtue of hope in his Episcopal Ministry among the people of God in the Cameroonian Diocese.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya (right) and Bishop Alain Phillippe Mbarga (left). Credit: NECC

Newly Elected President of Cameroon Bishops’ Conference Says Mandate “is to seek peace”

May 1, 2022

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who was elected President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) Saturday, April 30 has said his three-year mandate involves working toward lasting peace in the Central Africa nation.

Fr. Augustin Germain Messomo Ateba. Credit: UCAC

Church “committed to caring for human life” Through Education: Catholic Priest

Apr 28, 2022

The Church is “committed to caring for human life” through initiatives in formal education, a Catholic Priest serving at the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) has said.

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon and their close collaborators at the headquarters of NECC in Yaounde. Credit: NECC

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Decry Rise in Domestic Violence, Urge Respect for Human Life

Apr 26, 2022

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) have expressed concern about the increase in cases of domestic violence in the Central African nation and have urged citizens to respect the dignity of human life.

Marienberg in Cameroon's Edea Diocese, venue for the national pilgrimage and prayer for peace scheduled to take place from April 23-24. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pilgrimage for Peace in Cameroon “expression of solidarity” with Troubled Regions: Bishop

Apr 21, 2022

The national pilgrimage and prayer for peace scheduled to take place in Cameroon’s Edea Diocese is an expression of solidarity with the people of God in the troubled regions of the country, a Catholic Bishop has told journalists.

32 Catholic Major Seminarians who were abducted last Friday, April 8 alongside their driver in Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese have been released. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

Dozens of Catholic Seminarians Abducted from Major Seminary in Cameroon Regain Freedom

Apr 11, 2022

The 32 Catholic Major Seminarians who were abducted last Friday, April 8 alongside their driver have been released, the Communications Director of the Cameroonian Diocese has said.

Burnt church at Saint Pierre parish in Douroum, Cameroon. Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest in Cameroon Says Parish “paralyzed” by Heavy Boko Haram Insurgency

Apr 3, 2022

Boko Haram militants are expanding their operations to rural villages in Nigeria and on the border with other countries, a Catholic Priest in Cameroon has said, adding that the militants have paralyzed pastoral activities in a huge chunk of his Parish.

Mons. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo, to be ordained Bishop of Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese 5 May 2022. Credit: Diocese of Mamfe

Bishop-elect for Catholic Diocese of Mamfe in Cameroon to Be Ordained in May

Mar 29, 2022

The Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop-elect for Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese has been scheduled to take place on the first Thursday in May.

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Diocese in Cameroon Holds First Annual Lenten Pilgrimage in Years amid Crises

Mar 26, 2022

The people of God in Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese have gathered for the first time in four years to celebrate their Diocesan Lenten pilgrimage. 

Fr. Innocent Akum Wefon (kneeling) exchanges pleasantries with the leader of the Pygmies of Kribi in Cameroon. Credit: Fr. Innocent Akum Wefon

Catholic Priest in Cameroon Says Logging Driving Pygmies into Heavy Drinking

Mar 25, 2022

The Pygmies who inhabit the edges of the Atlantic Ocean in the Central African nation of Cameroon have lived under canopies of trees for the many years that Fr. Innocent Akum Wefon has known them.

Pope Francis celebrates a centenary Mass marking the apparition of the Virgin Mary to three children in Fatima, Portugal, 13 May 2017. Credit: Tiziana Fabi / AFP via Getty Images)

Catholic Bishops in Africa Respond to Pope Francis’ Call for Ukraine, Russia Consecration

Mar 23, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in separate statements, responded to Pope Francis’ call for prayer and consecration of Russia and Ukraine scheduled to take place on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Friday, March 25.

Students learn computer science with added equipment at Don Bosco College Mimboman in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Happiness Day, Salesians Highlight Fostering “youth well-being” in Africa

Mar 21, 2022

On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness marked March 20, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs promoting youth well-being around the globe, including Africa.

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

Cameroonian Catholic Bishop Laments Being Undermined in Catholic University Controversies

Mar 14, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon is lamenting the protracted controversies in the administration of the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB) and affiliate institutions despite attempts to bring about normalcy, including that of the Vatican.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of the Catholic Archdiocese of Douala in Cameroon. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop Decries Bad Governance, Corruption in Cameroon, Urges Conversion

Mar 3, 2022

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of the Catholic Archdiocese of Douala decries bad governance and corruption in Cameroon.

Bishop Michael Bibi during Mass to mark one year since he took canonical possession of Buea Diocese. Credit: Buea Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Says Attacks on Him “total interference” in His Governance

Feb 28, 2022

Bishop Michael Bibi of the Catholic Diocese of Buea in Cameroon has bemoaned recent attacks on him through a variety of communication channels saying the negative sentiments are “signs of total interference” in the governance of his Episcopal See.  

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

Jan 28, 2021

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.