Roman Catholicism in Cameroon

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The Catholic Church in Cameroon is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.

There are an estimated 4.25 million baptised Catholics in the Republic of Cameroon, 26% of the population, in 24 Dioceses. There are 1,350 priests and 2,600 men and women in religious orders.


Within Cameroon the hierarchy consists of:

  • Archbishopric
    • Bishopric