Go to content Go to menu
 


Here we are all going to share the word of God. God love us that we know. Rem John 3:16

Diocese of Buéa

Dioecesis Bueaensis



Show: All | General Information | Historical Details | Ordinaries | Historical Summary | Statistics | Affiliated Bishops, Living | Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 18 April 1950
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Bamenda
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Square Kilometers: 13,410 (5,179 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Soppo. P.O. Box 64, Buea, Fako Division, S.W. Province, Cameroon
  • Telephone: 3322.241
  • Fax: 3322.671

Historical Details

  • Prefecture Apostolic of Buéa
  • Vicariate Apostolic of Buéa

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

Date Event From To
Prefecture Apostolic of Buéa
12 June 1923 Erected Vicariate Apostolic of Cameroun Prefecture Apostolic of Buéa (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Buéa
15 March 1939 Elevated Prefecture Apostolic of Buéa Vicariate Apostolic of Buéa
Diocese of Buéa
18 April 1950 Elevated Vicariate Apostolic of Buéa Diocese of Buéa
14 July 1950 Territory Lost Diocese of Buéa
Prefecture Apostolic of Jos
Prefecture Apostolic of Oturkpo
Prefecture Apostolic of Yola (erected)
13 August 1970 Territory Lost Diocese of Buéa Diocese of Bamenda (erected)
9 February 1999 Territory Lost Diocese of Buéa Diocese of Mamfe (erected)

Statistics

Year Catholics Total Population Percent Catholic Diocesan Priests Religious Priests Total Priests Catholics Per Priest Permanent Deacons Male Religious Female Religious Parishes Source
Diocese of Buéa
1950 52,240 465,600 11.2% 1 53 54 967     15 22 ap1951
1956 73,219 742,959 9.9% 1 59 60 1,220   2 23 23 ap1960
1970 180,356 1,200,000 15.0% 17 86 103 1,751   113 112 42 ap1971
1980 128,000 634,600 20.2% 12 32 44 2,909   43 49 19 ap1981
1990 177,700 765,000 23.2% 30 26 56 3,173   35 77 21 ap1991
1999 187,000 875,000 21.4% 25 17 42 4,452   23 52 16 ap2000
2000 176,709 833,545 21.2% 24 10 34 5,197   17   17 ap2001
2001 176,709 833,545 21.2% 30 7 37 4,775   14   17 ap2002
2002 176,709 833,545 21.2% 40 5 45 3,926   11   17 ap2003
2003 274,024 922,536 29.7% 45 5 50 5,480   17   17 ap2004
2004 289,542 950,000 30.5% 49 8 57 5,079   16 70 19 ap2005
2006 302,223 974,000 31.0% 58 14 72 4,197   27 65 22 ap2007

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


Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

 

============

Home | Countries | Religious Orders | Popes | Holy See | Roman Curia | Cardinals by Rank
Bishops: All | Living | Deceased | Youngest | Oldest | Cardinal Electors
Dioceses: All | Current | Titular | Vacant | Structured View
Events: Recent | by Date | by Year | Necrology
Conclaves | Consistories | Councils

 

Preview of picture in folder CHURCH EVENTS

Comments

Add comment

Overview of comments

There have not been any comments added yet.