Information gathered from the Vatican official website Zenit in French confirms that Mgr. Victor Tonyé Bakot has renounced his pastoral responsibilities as Archbisop of Yaoundé and confirms the appointment of the Bishop of Ebolowa, Mgr. Jean Mbarga, as the apostolic administrator of Yaoundé Archdiocese.
The Holy See does not specify the reason behind Mgr. Victor Tonyé Bakot’s renunciation and simply cites Canon 402 & 2, which states that “A diocesan Bishop who, because of illness or some other grave reason, has become unsuited for the fulfilment of his office, is earnestly requested to offer his resignation from office.”
Mgr. Victor Bakot is only 66 years and has been Archbishop of Yaoundé since 2003.