Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Cameroon

Cameroon
DateAscendingChange
1890.03.18Apostolic Prefecture of Cameroun was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Deux Guinées)
1905.01.02Apostolic Prefecture of Cameroun was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Cameroun
1914.04.28Apostolic Prefecture of Adamaua was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Cameroun, Apostolic Vicariate of Khartoum and Apostolic Prefecture of Oubangui Chari)
1923.06.11Apostolic Prefecture of Adamaua was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Foumban
1923.06.12Apostolic Prefecture of Buéa was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Cameroun and Apostolic Prefecture of Foumban)
1931.03.31Apostolic Prefecture of Douala was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Cameroun)
1931.04.03Apostolic Vicariate of Cameroun was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Yaoundé
1932.05.27Apostolic Prefecture of Douala was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Douala
1934.05.28Apostolic Prefecture of Foumban was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Foumban
1939.03.15Apostolic Prefecture of Buéa was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Buéa
1947.01.09Apostolic Prefecture of Garoua was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Foumban)
1949.03.03Apostolic Vicariate of Doumé was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Yaoundé)
1950.04.18Apostolic Vicariate of Buéa was promoted as Diocese of Buéa (became suffragan of Onitsha)
1953.03.24Apostolic Prefecture of Garoua was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Garoua
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Douala was promoted as Diocese of Douala (became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Doumé was promoted as Diocese of Doumé (became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Garoua was promoted as Diocese of Garoua (became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Foumban was promoted as Diocese of Nkongsamba (became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Yaoundé was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Yaoundé (with suffragan sees Douala, Doumé, Garoua and Nkongsamba)
1961.06.24Diocese of Mbalmayo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Yaoundé and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1963.01.18Diocese of Sangmélima was established (from Diocese of Douala and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1965.07.06Apostolic Prefecture of Bafia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Yaoundé)
1968.01.11Apostolic Prefecture of Bafia was promoted as Diocese of Bafia (became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1968.03.11Apostolic Prefecture of Maroua–Mokolo was established (from Diocese of Garoua)
1968.03.11Apostolic Prefecture of Yagoua was established (from Diocese of Garoua)
1970.02.05Diocese of Bafoussam was established (from Diocese of Nkongsamba and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1970.08.13Diocese of Bamenda was established (from Diocese of Buéa and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1973.01.29Apostolic Prefecture of Maroua–Mokolo was promoted as Diocese of Maroua–Mokolo (became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1973.01.29Apostolic Prefecture of Yagoua was promoted as Diocese of Yagoua (became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1982.03.18Diocese of Bamenda was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bamenda (with suffragan sees Buéa and Kumbo and lost territory to establish Diocese of Kumbo)
1982.03.18Diocese of Douala was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Douala (with suffragan sees Bafoussam and Nkongsamba)
1982.03.18Diocese of Garoua was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Garoua (with suffragan sees Maroua–Mokolo and Yagoua)
1982.03.18Diocese of Kumbo was established (from Diocese of Bamenda and became suffragan of Bamenda)
1982.11.19Diocese of Ngaoundéré was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Garoua and became suffragan of Garoua)
1983.03.17Diocese of Bertoua was established (from Diocese of Doumé and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1983.03.17Diocese of Doumé was renamed as Diocese of Doumé–Abong’ Mbang (lost territory to establish Diocese of Bertoua)
1987.07.03Diocese of Obala was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Yaoundé and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1991.05.20Diocese of Ebolowa–Kribi was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Douala and Diocese of Sangmélima and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1991.05.20Diocese of Yokadouma was established (from Diocese of Bertoua and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1993.03.22Diocese of Edéa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Douala and became suffragan of Douala)
1993.03.22Diocese of Eséka was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Douala and became suffragan of Douala)
1994.02.03Diocese of Batouri was established (from Diocese of Bertoua and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
1994.11.11Diocese of Bertoua was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bertoua (with suffragan sees Batouri, Doumé–Abong’ Mbang and Yokadouma)
1999.02.09Diocese of Mamfe was established (from Diocese of Buéa and became suffragan of Bamenda)
2008.06.19Diocese of Ebolowa–Kribi was renamed as Diocese of Ebolowa (lost territory to establish Diocese of Kribi)
2008.06.19Diocese of Kribi was established (from Diocese of Ebolowa–Kribi and became suffragan of Yaoundé)
2012.05.26Diocese of Bafang was established (from Diocese of Nkongsamba and became suffragan of Douala)
2014.01.13Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was established
2016.03.15Diocese of Kumba was established (from Diocese of Buéa and became suffragan of Bamenda)
2018.02.28Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Annunciation of Ibadan (without ecclesiastical province)

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