Cathedral of St. Joseph in Bafoussam; St. Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Bamenda; Cathedral of Our Lady in Batouri; Holy Family Cathedral in Bertoua; Regina Pacis Cathedral in Buéa; Cathedral of Sts. 2. 590 CE: Pope Gregory I initiates his papacy, during which the Catholic Church engages in widespread efforts to convert pagan peoples to Catholicism. In 1974 the Episcopal Conference of Cameroon followed suit. Before engaging the context of Nso’, the article looks at the history, and meaning of the terms syncretism and inculturation respectively. The expatriate missionaries in Northern Cameroon and neighboring Chad had already begun to channel the first evangelization into SCCs. Pope John Paul II today apologized to black Africa for the involvement of white Christians in the slave trade. CNA Staff, Sep 29, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Catholic bishops in England appealed Monday for an end to human rights abuses in Cameroon. brief history of archdiocese 1970-2015 The Bull of Pope Paul VI, Tametsi Christianarum of 13 August 1970 erected the Diocese of Bamenda with teritory detached from the then Diocese of Buea which covered what is today the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province. Bamenda, also known as Abakwa and Mankon Town, is a city in northwestern Cameroon and capital of the Northwest Region.The city has a population of about 2 million people and is located 366 kilometres (227 mi) north-west of the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé.Bamenda is known for its cool climate and scenic hilly location. A history of the Catholic Church in five minutes... admittedly with a few hundred million details left out. The Catholic Church in Cameroon has become something else nowadays. known in Cameroon and even beyond for these riches. Present in all ten of Cameroon’s regions, the Church is one of the country’s strongest institutions. ... this pope is a passing ocupant of a seat with nearly 2,000 years of history. A brief history and meaning of syncretism The Pope realised that the church was very strong. Cameroonians take its views seriously. Geographically, it is situated at the eastern corner of the North West Region of Cameroon. We see all kinds of atrocities going on around us. His face is emblazoned on stamps in Cameroon, Cuban cigars, commemorative plates in Iowa and teacups in Canada. Almost a third of Cameroonians are Catholic, and the Church operates a dense net-work of schools and hospitals. From priests and reverend sisters to deacons and catechists involved in sexual scandals, theft and even embezzlement. Cathedrals of the Roman Catholic Church in Cameroon:. The bishops of the neighboring Republic of the Congo closely followed DRC’s leadership in their 1973 meeting. 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