Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Douala

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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.

History[edit]

  • 1931.03.31: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Douala from the Apostolic Vicariate of Cameroun
  • 1932.05.27: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Douala
  • 1955.09.14: Promoted as Diocese of Douala
  • 1982.03.18: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Douala

Special churches[edit]

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

Leadership[edit]

  • Prefects Apostolic of Douala (Latin Rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Douala (Latin Rite)
    • Mathurin-Marie Le Mailloux, C.S.Sp. 27 May 1932 – 17 December 1945
    • Pierre Bonneau, C.S.Sp. 12 December 1946 – 27 January 1957
  • Bishops of Douala (Roman rite)
  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Douala (Latin Rite)

Suffragan Diocese[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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