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Archdiocese of Yaoundé

Archidioecesis Yaundensis

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  • Jean Mbarga, Archbishop
  • Simon-Victor Tonyé Bakot, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 14 September 1955
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Square Kilometers: 4,964 (1,917 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Archeveche, B.P. 207, Yaounde, Cameroun
  • Telephone: 2201.10.48/9
  • Fax:

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Cameroun
18 March 1890ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Two Guineas {Des Deux Guinées} Prefecture Apostolic of Cameroun (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Cameroun
2 January 1905ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Cameroun Vicariate Apostolic of Cameroun
12 June 1923Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Cameroun Prefecture Apostolic of Buéa (erected)
31 March 1931Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Cameroun Prefecture Apostolic of Douala (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Yaoundé
3 April 1931Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Cameroun Vicariate Apostolic of Yaoundé
3 March 1949Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Yaoundé Vicariate Apostolic of Doumé (erected)
Archdiocese of Yaoundé
14 September 1955ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Yaoundé Archdiocese of Yaoundé
24 June 1961Territory LostArchdiocese of Yaoundé Diocese of Mbalmayo (erected)
6 July 1965Territory LostArchdiocese of Yaoundé Prefecture Apostolic of Bafia (erected)
3 July 1987Territory LostArchdiocese of Yaoundé Diocese of Obala (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Yaoundé
Archdiocese of Yaoundé

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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