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]

  • 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 churches[edit]

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

Ordinaries[edit]

Prefect Apostolic of Douala[edit]

  • Mathurin-Marie Le Mailloux, C.S.Sp. (1931-1932)

Vicars Apostolic of Douala[edit]

  • Mathurin-Marie Le Mailloux, C.S.Sp. (1932-1945)
  • Pierre Bonneau, C.S.Sp. (1946-1957)

Bishops of Douala[edit]

  • Thomas Mongo (1957-1973)
  • Simon Tonyé (1973-1982)

Archbishops of Douala[edit]

Suffragan Dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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