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Diocese of Sangmélima

Dioecesis Sangmelimaensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Christophe Zoa, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 18 January 1963
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Yaoundé
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Square Kilometers: 20,254 (7,823 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Eveche, B.P. 239, Sangmelima, Cameroun
  • Telephone: 222.28.82.54
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
18 January 1963ErectedDiocese of Douala Diocese of Sangmélima (erected)
20 May 1991Territory LostDiocese of Sangmélima Diocese of Ebolowa-Kribi (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
196983,100235,00035.4%1533481,731465120ap1971
1980101,544293,00034.7%2723502,030277726ap1981
1990140,581418,00033.6%1541562,510428231ap1991
199956,536149,01737.9%64105,65343014ap2000
200056,536149,01737.9%74115,13943215ap2001
200156,536149,01737.9%104144,03853115ap2002
200256,536149,01737.9%112134,34843115ap2003
200356,536149,01737.9%164202,82653215ap2004
200485,001149,46456.9%163194,47332815ap2005
201090,220180,00050.1%254293,11173520ap2011
201490,608194,80046.5%237303,020103123ap2015

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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