Diocese of

Bafoussam

Cameroon Cameroon

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Bafoussam / Bafussamen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Douala

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.11.27 – ...):Bishop Paul Lontsié-Keuné (60)Bishop Paul Lontsié-Keuné (60)

Apostolic Administrator of Yokadouma (Cameroon)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bafoussam (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Lontsié-Keuné (60)Bishop Paul Lontsié-Keuné (60)
(2021.11.27 – ...)

Bishop of Bafoussam (Cameroon)
Apostolic Administrator of Yokadouma (Cameroon)

Born:1963.08.25 (Balatchi, Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1991.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:2017.07.05

Priest of Bafoussam (Cameroon) (1991.03.17 – 2017.04.25)

Bishop of Yokadouma (Cameroon) (2017.04.25 – 2021.11.27)

Bishop of Bafoussam (Cameroon) (2021.11.27 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Yokadouma (Cameroon) (2021.11.27 – ...)

Bishop Dieudonné Watio (78)Bishop Dieudonné Watio (78)
(2011.03.05 – 2021.03.19)

Bishop emeritus of Bafoussam (Cameroon)

Que tous soient un

Born:1946.03.18 (Mbouda, Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1975.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:1995.06.10

Bishop of Nkongsamba (Cameroon) (1995.04.01 – 2011.03.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Bafoussam (Cameroon) (2010.03 – 2011.03.05)

Bishop of Bafoussam (Cameroon) (2011.03.05 – 2021.03.19)

Bishop Dieudonné Watio (78)Bishop Dieudonné Watio (78)
(Apostolic Administrator 2010.03 – 2011.03.05)

Archbishop Joseph Atanga, S.J. (71)Bishop Joseph Atanga, S.J. (71) (later Archbishop)
(1999.06.22 – 2009.12.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bertoua (Cameroon)

Amen

Born:1952.08.14 (Akok-Bekoe, Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1987.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1999.09.18

Bishop of Bafoussam (Cameroon) (1999.06.22 – 2009.12.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bertoua (Cameroon) (2009.12.03 – ...)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (2010 – 2013.04)

Bishop André Wouking (later Archbishop)
(1979.03.15 – 1998.11.27)

Born:1930.06.14 (Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1961.04.09
Consecrated Bishop:1979.06.09
Died:2002.11.10 († 72)

Bishop of Bafoussam (Cameroon) (1979.03.15 – 1998.11.27)

Apostolic Administrator of Nkongsamba (Cameroon) (1993 – 1995.04.01)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (1994 – 2000)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Yaoundé (Cameroon) (1998.11.27 – 2002.11.10)

Bishop Denis Ngande
(1970.02.05 – 1978.02.28)

Born:1920 (Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1950.06.03
Consecrated Bishop:1970.04.05
Died:1978.02.28 († 57)

Bishop of Bafoussam (Cameroon) (1970.02.05 – 1978.02.28)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Bafang (↙), Bamenda (↖), Kumbo (↑), Ngaoundéré (↗), Bafia (↘)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 13,000 km²

Population: 301,130 Catholics (13.8% of 2,179,630 total)

Pastoral Centres: 97 parishes

Personnel: 171 priests (127 diocesan, 44 religious), 290 religious (79 brothers, 211 sisters), 66 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.04.14

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