Diocese of

Bafia

Cameroon Cameroon

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Bafia / Bafien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Yaoundé

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.05.13 – ...):Bishop Emmanuel Dassi Youfang (56)Bishop Emmanuel Dassi Youfang (56)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bafia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Emmanuel Dassi Youfang (56)Bishop Emmanuel Dassi Youfang (56)
(2020.05.13 – ...)

Bishop of Bafia (Cameroon)

Faites tout ce qu’il vous dira

Born:1967.08.07 (Baham, Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:2001.06.16
Consecrated Bishop:2017.01.07

Priest of Bafoussam (Cameroon) (2001.06.16 – 2016.11.07)

Titular Bishop of Œscus (2016.11.07 – 2020.05.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bafoussam (Cameroon) (2016.11.07 – 2020.05.13)

Bishop of Bafia (Cameroon) (2020.05.13 – ...)

Bishop Abraham Boualo Kome (54)Bishop Abraham Boualo Kome (54)
(Apostolic Administrator 2017.06.06 – 2020.05.13)

Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Bala
(2003.05.03 – 2017.05.31)

Je le fais pour le Seigneur

Born:1959.05.10 (Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1987.06.20
Consecrated Bishop:2003.07.12
Died:2017.05.31 († 58)

Priest of Yaoundé (Cameroon) (1987.06.20 – 2003.05.03)

Bishop of Bafia (Cameroon) (2003.05.03 – 2017.05.31)

Bishop Athanase Bala, C.S.Sp.
(1977.12.21 – 2003.05.03)

Vocavit ad bonum

Born:1927.03.02 (Nlong, Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1955.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:1976.09.26
Died:2019.09.03 (Yaoundé, Cameroon † 92)

Titular Bishop of Gegi (1976.05.31 – 1977.12.21)

Coadjutor Bishop of Bafia (Cameroon) (1976.05.31 – 1977.12.21)

Bishop of Bafia (Cameroon) (1977.12.21 – 2003.05.03)

Bishop André Charles Lucien Loucheur, C.S.Sp.
(1968.01.11 – 1977.12.21)

Born:1916.09.16 (France)
Ordained Priest:1938.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1968.03.19
Died:1998.03.30 († 81)

Prefect Apostolic of Bafia (Cameroon) (1965.07.14 – 1968.01.11)

Bishop of Bafia (Cameroon) (1968.01.11 – 1977.12.21)

Prefects Apostolic of Bafia (Roman Rite)

Fr. André Charles Lucien Loucheur, C.S.Sp. (later Bishop)
(1965.07.14 – 1968.01.11)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Eséka (↙), Douala (↙), Bafang (↖), Bafoussam (↖), Ngaoundéré (↗), Bertoua (→), Obala (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 34,615 km²

Population: 265,528 Catholics (53.3% of 498,301 total)

Pastoral Centres: 41 parishes

Personnel: 67 priests (51 diocesan, 16 religious), 73 religious (26 brothers, 47 sisters), 18 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.29

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