The conference of bishops of Cameroon also referred to, as the National Episcopal Council or the synod of bishops will elect a new leader in the days ahead.

The mandate of His Lordship Samuel Kleda, Archbishop of the Douala archdiocese has come to an end.

The outgoing President ends his mandate at a time when the Catholic Church in Cameroon is at the crossroads.

The church wants to have a say in the socio-political situation in the North West and South West regions amongst other political developments.

His Lordship Samuel Kleda has brought the church at the forefront, leading a council that urges for frank dialogue as solution to the crisis.

The Man of God, reputed for his outspokenness ends his term in office this 3rd May when the conclave votes in another President.

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The Episcopal Conference in wait of a new president

Archbishops, bishops and auxiliaries of all five ecclesiastical provinces and 21 dioceses in Cameroon meet on 3rd May to elect a new president.

The presidency of the National Episcopal council rotates among the five ecclesiastical provinces of the Catholic Church in Cameroon.

Going by this, the next President of the council is likely to be an archbishop from either Bamenda, Garoua or Yaounde ecclesiastical provinces.

According to the council’s constitution, the president should not be older than 75 years.

The president holds the position for a five year term period.


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