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Bafia Diocese Gets New Administrator

Pope Francis on Tuesday June 6, appointed Bishop Abraham Kome, Bishop of Bafang, as the apostolic administrator of the diocese of Bafia.

Bishop Abraham Kome’s appointment, comes barely few days after the death of Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Balla, whose body was found in river Sanaga, two days after his disappearance.

Born on July 2, 1969 in Loum, in the Littoral region of Cameroon and originating from the department of Mbam and Inoubou in the central region, Bishop Abraham KOME was christened on May 26, 2012 as the Bishop of the recently created diocese Of Bafang in the Western Region of Cameroon.

After his primary and secondary education at ST. Peter and Paul College in Loum, he was admitted into the seminary and was ordained priest on December 11, 1999 in Nkongsamba.

From 1999 to 2000, Bishop Abraham KOME held the posts of diocesan chaplain of youth and childhood and vicar at the cathedral of Nkongsamba.

From 2000 to 2003, he was the prefect of studies and discipline at a small seminary in Mélong and an assistant vicar at the parish of Saints Peter and Paul in Mélong.

In four years, he has assumed the functions of parish priest of Kékem, diocesan ceremonial and diocesan head of evangelisation.

In 2007, he was assigned to Nkongsamba as rector of the cathedral and vicar general, while remaining diocesan responsibility for evangelisation.

He assumed this office until May 2011, before being confirmed by the Enunciator as diocesan administrator of Nkongsamba.

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