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New Diocese Created in Cameroon

And bishop appointed for Ngaoundéré

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Pope Francis has erected the new Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon, with territory taken from the Diocese of Buea, making it a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Bamenda. He has appointed Bishop Agapitus Enuyehnyoh Nfon, auxiliary of Bamenda, as the first bishop of the new diocese.
The new diocese has a population of some 564,000 with about 200,000 of them being Catholic. They are served by just 38 priests and 44 religious.
The Pope has also appointed Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Abbo as bishop of Ngaoundéré, Cameroon.
He was born in Mbe, Cameroon, in 1969 and was ordained a priest in 2000. He holds a licentiate in Management Science (Business Administration) from the Catholic University of Central Africa, Cameroon. He has served in a number of pastoral and administrative roles in the diocese of Ngaoundéré, including parish vicar for the Cathedral, parish priest, diocesan secretary for education, bursar, director of the Pontifical Missionary Works, diocesan director of Caritas, head of diocesan economic administration and episcopal vicar. He is currently apostolic administrator of the same diocese.
The Diocese of Ngaoundéré has just 44,000 Catholics in a population of more than one million. They are served by some 35 priests, 10 permanent deacons, and about 100 religious.

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