The Coadjutor bishop of Mamfe becomes the new bishop of the Bamenda Metropolitan Archdiocese.

The Arch Bishop of Bamenda His Lordship Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua today around midday announced the new Archbishop of the Bamenda Metropolitan Archdiocese.

The Christians of the diocese and archdiocese turned out in their number to receive the message from the Archbishop and also the new archbishop of the Bamenda Metropolitan Archdiocese.

The (former) coadjutor bishop of Mamfe, Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya, was announced the new bishop of the diocese to replace Bishop Cornelius Fontem Esua who served as Archbishop of the Bamenda Metropolitan See since 2006.

This appointment came just few days after the Right Reverend Michael Bibi was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buea by the Holy See on Saturday. He was appointed to replace the Right Reverend Immanuel Bushu who tendered in his resignation in accordance with canon law 401 par 1.

Prior to this moment, His Lordship Michael Bibi in a statement said, “The Archbishop of Bamenda, Most Reverend Cornelius Fontem Esua has asked me to inform you of an important announcement to be communicated to you… on Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Saint Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Mankon, Bamenda at midday,” addressing the Christians.

Andrew Nkea Fuanya, born August 29, 1965,  is a Cameroonian Catholic prelate, bishop of Mamfé since 2014.

He was ordained a catholic priest on April 22, 1992. On January 25, 2014, Pope Francis called the bishop of Mamfe, where he succeeded Mgr Francis Teke Lysinge.