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Archdiocese of Bamenda

Archidioecesis Bamendanus



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 18 March 1982
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Square Kilometers: 10,000 (3,862 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, P.O. Box 82, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon
  • Telephone: 3303.5745
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Bamenda
13 August 1970ErectedDiocese of Buéa Diocese of Bamenda (erected)
18 March 1982Territory LostDiocese of Bamenda Diocese of Kumbo (erected)
Archdiocese of Bamenda
18 March 1982ElevatedDiocese of Bamenda Archdiocese of Bamenda

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Bamenda
1980166,129988,60716.8%2745722,30775132ap1981
Archdiocese of Bamenda
1990152,543920,00016.6%3040702,179838523ap1991
1999204,9771,088,60018.8%4839872,3569110226ap2000
2000214,0001,100,00019.5%4739862,488869826ap2001
2001228,4991,100,00020.8%5035852,6889110426ap2002
2002230,0001,100,00020.9%5135862,6748610426ap2003
2003237,0001,100,00021.5%5431852,7887810428ap2004
2004238,0001,100,00021.6%5437912,6158516128ap2005
2006252,0001,168,00021.6%5735922,73911215928ap2007
2012319,0001,321,00024.1%5438923,46713417934ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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