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Friday, October 15, 2004


VATICAN CITY, OCT 15, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

- Fr. Jean Mbarga, vicar general of the archdiocese of Yaounde, Cameroon, as bishop of Ebolowa-Kribi (area 27,280, population 425,000, Catholics 300,000, priests 65,  permanent deacons 2, religious 54), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in 1956 in Ebolmedzo, Cameroon and was ordained a priest in 1981.

- Bishop Jean-Bosco Ntep of Eseka, Cameroon as bishop of Edea (area 10,500, population 255,000, Catholics 145,043, priests 37, permanent deacons 3, religious 39), Cameroon.

- Bishop Dieudonne Bogmis, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Douala, Cameroon as bishop of Eseka (area 6,500, population 200,000, Catholics 114,000, priests 79, permanent deacons 4, religious 50), Cameroon.
NER/.../MBARGA:NTEP:BOGMIS                        VIS 20041015 (120)

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