Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Bertoua

Cameroon Cameroon

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Bertoua / Bertuan(us) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Batouri, Doumé–Abong’ Mbang, Yokadouma

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2009.12.03 – ...):Archbishop Joseph Atanga, S.J. (71)Archbishop Joseph Atanga, S.J. (71)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Bertoua (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Joseph Atanga, S.J. (71)Archbishop Joseph Atanga, S.J. (71)
(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)

Archbishop Roger Pirenne, C.I.C.M.
(1999.06.03 – 2009.12.03)

Gardien de la vérité

Born:1934.08.09 (Clermont sur Berwinne, Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1958.08.03
Consecrated Bishop:1994.05.22
Died:2023.08.06 (Yaoundé, Cameroon † 88)

Bishop of Batouri (Cameroon) (1994.02.03 – 1999.06.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Doumé–Abong’ Mbang (Cameroon) (1995 – 1997.04.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bertoua (Cameroon) (1999.06.03 – 2009.12.03)

Archbishop Lambertus Johannes van Heygen, C.S.Sp.
(1994.11.11 – 1999.06.03)

Sumus invicem membra

Born:1920.12.09 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1947.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1962.06.29
Died:2007.05.30 († 86)

Bishop of Doumé (Cameroon) (1962.04.16 – 1983.03.17)

Bishop of Bertoua (Cameroon) (1983.03.17 – 1994.11.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bertoua (Cameroon) (1994.11.11 – 1999.06.03)

Bishops of Bertoua (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lambertus Johannes van Heygen, C.S.Sp. (later Archbishop)
(1983.03.17 – 1994.11.11)

(see above)

Special Churches

Obala (←), Bafia (↖), Ngaoundéré (↑), Bouar (↗), Berbérati (→), Batouri (↘), Doumé–Abong’ Mbang (↓)

Statistics (2016.12.31)

Area: 26,320 km²

Population: 253,000 Catholics (60.2% of 420,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 48 parishes

Personnel: 116 priests (110 diocesan, 6 religious), 6 deacons, 66 religious (21 brothers, 45 sisters), 35 seminarians

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