ARCHBISHOP ANDREW FUANYA NKEA TAKES CANONICAL POSSESSION OF BAMENDA.

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The day was Saturday 22 February 2020, the Venue the Centenary Piazza in Mankon, and the occasion was the canonical taking possession of the Metropolitan See of Bamenda by His Grace Andrew Fuanya NKEA former bishop of Mamfe. The crowd was huge and diverse including Presbyterian, Baptists and our Moslem brothers and sisters. They all came to share in the joy of the people of Bamenda. 21 bishops were present including His Eminence Christian Card. Tumi, a bishop from Nigeria and the Apostolic Nuncio to Cameroon. The turn out of priests, religious men and women was remarkable. His Exc. Atanga Nji Paul, Minister of Territorial Administration was the personal representative of the President.5 other ministers were present as well as the Fons of the NW & SW Regions. All bore testimony to the fact that at 12.36pm local time Cornelius Fontem Esua handed over the crozier to the Nuncio who gave it officially to Andrew Fuanya Nkea there confirming the later as the new Metropolitan of Bamenda. According His Exc. George Nkuo bishop of Kumbo, the homilist of the day, the right person has been chosen as Archbishop of Bamenda. Andrew Nkea was born in Widikum in Bamenda, began primary studies in STS Kumbo, secondary in CKC Tiko, worked in Ikassa, and became bishop of Mamfe. So he knows the entire Bamenda Church Province very well. We wish him a warm welcome to Bamenda.

Dircom Bamenda

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