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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Bamenda

Cameroon Cameroon

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 10,000 km²

Population: 609,798 Catholics (42.0% of 1,451,900 total) (2017)

Statistics: 45 parishes, 1 mission, 174 priests (103 diocesan, 71 religious), 409 lay religious (171 brothers, 238 sisters), 117 seminarians (2017)

Suffragan Sees: Buéa, Kumba, Kumbo, Mamfe

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Website: Link

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2006.01.23 – ...):Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua (76)Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua (76)
Auxiliary Bishop (2017.01.24 – ...):Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi (48)Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi (48)

Titular Bishop of Amudarsa

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Bamenda (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua (76)Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua (76)Permalink
(2006.01.23 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamenda (Cameroon)

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Born:1943.07.02 (Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1971.12.29
Consecrated Bishop:1982.12.08

Bishop of Kumbo (Cameroon) (1982.09.10 – 2004.12.07)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (2000 – 2004)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Bamenda (Cameroon) (2004.12.07 – 2006.01.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamenda (Cameroon) (2006.01.23 – ...)

Archbishop Paul VerdzekovPermalink
(1982.03.18 – 2006.01.23)

Born:1931.01.22 (Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1970.11.08
Died:2010.01.26 († 79)

Bishop of Bamenda (Cameroon) (1970.08.13 – 1982.03.18)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (1976 – 1982)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamenda (Cameroon) (1982.03.18 – 2006.01.23)

Bishops of Bamenda (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Verdzekov (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1970.08.13 – 1982.03.18)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2019.09.28

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