Diocese of

Sangmélima

Cameroon Cameroon

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Sangmélima / Sangmelimaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Yaoundé

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.12.04 – ...):Bishop Christophe Zoa (62)Bishop Christophe Zoa (62)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sangmélima (Roman Rite)

Bishop Christophe Zoa (62)Bishop Christophe Zoa (62)
(2008.12.04 – ...)

Bishop of Sangmélima (Cameroon)

L’amour ne passera jamais

Born:1961.06.10 (Yaoundé, Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1991.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:2007.02.03

Priest of Yaoundé (Cameroon) (1991.06.15 – 2006.11.30)

Titular Bishop of Hilta (2006.11.30 – 2008.12.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Yaoundé (Cameroon) (2006.11.30 – 2008.12.04)

Bishop of Sangmélima (Cameroon) (2008.12.04 – ...)

Bishop Raphaël Marie Ze
(1992.01.23 – 2008.12.04)

Pais mes brébis

Born:1932.11.04 (Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1962.04.29
Consecrated Bishop:1992.04.25
Died:2011.09.06 († 78)

Bishop of Sangmélima (Cameroon) (1992.01.23 – 2008.12.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Ebolowa–Kribi (Cameroon) (2002 – 2004.10.15)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste Ama
(1983.07.22 – 1991.05.20)

Born:1926.08.20 (Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1955.06.04
Consecrated Bishop:1975.02.02
Died:2004.02.29 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Accia (1974.12.12 – 1983.07.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Yaoundé (Cameroon) (1974.12.12 – 1983.07.22)

Bishop of Sangmélima (Cameroon) (1983.07.22 – 1991.05.20)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (1991 – 1994)

Bishop of Ebolowa–Kribi (Cameroon) (1991.05.20 – 2002.03.15)

Bishop Pierre-Célestin Nkou
(1963.01.18 – 1983.05.16)

Born:1927.11.08 (Cameroon)
Ordained Priest:1956.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1963.06.02
Died:1983.05.16 († 55)

Bishop of Sangmélima (Cameroon) (1963.01.18 – 1983.05.16)

Special Churches

Ebolowa (←), Mbalmayo (↖), Doumé–Abong’ Mbang (↗), Ouesso (↘), Oyem (↓)

Statistics (2020.12.31)

Area: 19,911 km²

Population: 108,000 Catholics (46.6% of 232,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 39 parishes

Personnel: 47 priests (34 diocesan, 13 religious), 76 religious (48 brothers, 28 sisters), 21 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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