The National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, NECC, held its 38th Plenary Assembly, from April 07-13 in Yaoundé under the theme- Year of Faith, decreed by Pope Benedict XVI. Douala Emeritus Archbishop Christian Cardinal Tumi, Archbishops and Bishops of Cameroon, Priests, Religious and the Laity, took part in the session.
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Douala, Mgr. Samuel Kleda has been elected President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, NECC, during the Bishops' 38th Plenary Assembly which held in Yaoundé from April 07-13, 2013. The Bishop of Kumbo, Mgr. George Nkuo was also elected NECC Vice President. The new NECC President explains how he was elected and outlines some of his priorities during his mandate, while the Vice President goes beyond his election and throws more light on his diocese.
During their 38th Plenary Assembly, the Bishops of Cameroon elected the Metropolitan Archbishop of Douala, Mgr. Samuel Kleda as the New NECC President. The structure is not new to Mgr. Kléda as he has always been its Permanent Council member since becoming bishop and was once the NECC Vice President. Shortly after he was elected, Mgr. Kleda gave his impressions to L'Effort Camerounais: Excerpts:
The Bishops of Cameroon recently elected the Bishop of Kumbo Mgr. George Nkuo as the Vice President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, NECC. We caught up with Mgr. Nkuo in Yaoundé after he was elected to comment on his new responsibility and a lot more: Excerpts:
Interviewed by Jude Abanseka and Ireneaus Chongwain Chia
Le Septentrion newspaper recently published an article alleging that the Archbishop of Bamenda has teamed up with the government to expel Bororos from a grazing land on which the Church is planning to build the Catholic university. L'Effort Camerounais interviewed His Grace Cornelius F. Esua, to get his own side of the story: Excerpts:
Concelebrating Bishops lay hands on candidates for ordination
The Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda, Mgr. Agapitus Nfon has said for the first time in 36 years, the Archdiocese of Bamenda has recorded a vocation boom. He made the revelation on Wednesday, April 4, 2013, while preaching at the ordination Mass of nine new priests at St. Joseph Metropolitan Cathedral, Mankon.
Douala Emeritus Archbishop, His Eminence Christian Cardinal Tumi, has paid a two-day Pastoral visit to St. Joseph Parish Bonaberi, Douala. The visit that started on Saturday, April 13, 2013, brought together parishioners in their uniforms to welcome their august guest.
It is 46 years since the Catholic Church observed a Year of Faith. Pope Paul I decreed the first in 1967. Just as the current Year of Faith is to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the first was to commemorate the 19th Centenary of the martyrdom of SS. Peter and Paul the Apostles. A priest of Buea Diocese, Rev. Fr. Joseph Awoh, made the observation while presenting a talk on "Porta Fidei and challenges to the Faith in the light of the Catechism, that is, deepening of the faith."
The Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda have launched a new version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The voluminous document is known as the Catholic Catechism of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province, which according to the Archbishop of Bamenda His Grace Cornelius Fontem Esua, has been adapted from the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the local context and reality.