“Barbaric, inhuman, unacceptable”: Catholic Bishops in Cameroon on Murdered Journalist

Jan 30, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon have described the alleged assassination of a radio journalist in the Central African nation as a “barbaric, inhuman and unacceptable act” and urged the government to “shed light” on his abduction and eventual death.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Bishop Abraham Kome, President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon. Credit. NECC

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Condole with Presbyterians Following Recent Church Attack

Aug 26, 2021

Following the attack on a Presbyterian Church in Cameroon’s Northwestern region last weekend, Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have expressed their solidarity with victims of the attack that left one worshiper dead and others injured, including a Pastor.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin with Cameroon's President, Paul Biya during an audience at the Unity Palace on 29 January 2021 / Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon (PRC)

Holy See Wants “peace, reconciliation” in Cameroon's Troubled Regions: Vatican Cardinal

Jan 31, 2021

The Holy See is closely following the conflict in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions and wants the warring parties to seek the path of dialogue for peace and reconciliation in the Central African nation, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has said.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member by Pope Francis on 11 January 2021.

Cameroonian Archbishop Appointed to Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development

Jan 19, 2021

A Cameroonian Archbishop has been appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Cameroon during the opening Mass of their 44th annual seminar in the Diocese of Bafang. / ACI Africa

Cameroonians Encouraged to Emulate St. Joseph’s Discerning Silence amid Protracted Crisis

Jan 11, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Cameroon has called on the people of God in the Central African nation to embrace fraternity and prayerful silence in the example of St. Joseph as they continue to experience violence that dates back to 2016.

Fr. François Achille Eyabi, appointed Bishop of Cameroon's Eseka Diocese by Pope Francis Saturday, November 14, 2020. / Fr. François Achille Eyabi/Facebook Page.

Newly Appointed Bishop in Cameroon Says He’ll Foster Unity “for the growth of Diocese"

Nov 15, 2020

The newly appointed Bishop for Cameroon’s Eseka Diocese has told ACI Africa in an interview that he will seek to foster unity among the people of God under his pastoral care for the growth of the local Church.

Pope Francis during the general audience Wednesday, October 28, 2020. / Vatican News

Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with Families of Murdered Children in Cameroon

Oct 28, 2020

Pope Francis has expressed solidarity with the families of seven schoolchildren who were “barbarically killed” as a result of the October 24 attack on their school located within Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese.

Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy Fiango, Kumba.

After Murder of “innocent students” in Cameroon, Bishop Seeks Divine Help, Conversion

Oct 26, 2020

Following the attack on a school within Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Kumba over the weekend that left at least seven children dead and dozens injured, the Local Ordinary has planned for the celebration of Holy Mass at the Cathedral on Friday, October 30.

Participants at the third national forum of Catholic communicators in Cameroon. / Archdiocese of Garoua/Facebook Page

Catholic Communicators in Cameroon Urged to “defend Church against evil forces”

Oct 14, 2020

Catholic communicators in Cameroon have been urged to play the gate-keeping role, taking note of the events in society and striving to guard the people of God against evil in collaboration with their respective Local Ordinaries.

Bishop George Nkuo of the Catholic Diocese of Kumbo in Cameroon blessing the oils at the Chrism Mass Thursday, May 28, 2020. / Deacon Leonard Nyuydze

Amid Crisis, “Priests to be messengers of hope”: Cameroonian Bishop at Chrism Mass

May 29, 2020

The need for priests to be messengers of hope especially during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has been emphasized at the celebration of the previously postponed Chrism Mass in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumbo.

Logo National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC).

Feast of St. Joseph the Worker to Mark Start of Novena Against COVID-19 in Cameroon

Apr 27, 2020

Bishops in the central African nation of Cameroon have chosen the feast of St. Joseph the Worker marked May 1 as the start of nine days of prayer during which the people of God in the country will join them to pray for liberation from COVID-19 crisis.

Flag of Cameroon showing some measures taken to combat COVID-19 / Alamy

Dioceses in Cameroon Maintain Public Masses, Limit Congregation Size over COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020

As Africa struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19, with at least 42 countries confirming cases of the deadly virus, Church leaders in the Central African nation of Cameroon, have maintained the celebration of public Masses in their respective dioceses and instructed that the congregation size be limited to a certain number of worshipers at a time.

Bishops in Cameroon Pose with Faithful at the end of their 44th Plenary Assembly in Yaounde, in May, 2019

“Am I a promoter, accomplice of tribal hatred?” Cameroon Bishops Probe Amid Ethnic Rivalry

Dec 11, 2019

The renewed ethnic rivalry in Cameroon pitting, on one hand the Bamilieke who control a great deal of the country’s economy and, on the other hand the Bulu-Beti axis who have controlled the political space for decades, has caught the attention of the Catholic leaders in the Central African nation with Bishops, through a collective message, decrying tribalism and calling for “an examination of conscience” over acts of discrimination on the basis of “tribe or region.”