Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Douala

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Douala is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Douala in Cameroon. The current archbishop is Archbishop Samuel Kleda; he had previously been the coadjutor archbishop to the Archbishop Emeritus, Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi.

HistoryEdit

  • March 31, 1931: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Douala from the Apostolic Vicariate of Cameroun
  • May 27, 1932: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Douala
  • September 14, 1955: Promoted as Diocese of Douala
  • March 18, 1982: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Douala

Special churchesEdit

The seat of the archbishop is the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul in Douala.

BishopsEdit

OrdinariesEdit

Prefect Apostolic of Douala
  • (Father) Mathurin-Marie Le Mailloux, C.S.Sp. (1931-1932); see below
Vicars Apostolic of Douala
  • Mathurin-Marie Le Mailloux, C.S.Sp. (1932-1945); see above
  • Pierre Bonneau, C.S.Sp. (1946-1957)
Bishops of Douala
  • Thomas Mongo (1957-1973)
  • Simon Tonyé (1973-1982): see below
Archbishops of Douala

Coadjutor bishopsEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

Suffragan DiocesesEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 4°03′N 9°42′E / 4.050°N 9.700°E / 4.050; 9.700