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Episcopal Ordination Of Bishop Andrew F. Nkea, Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Mamfe.


Bishop Andrew F. Nkea
was ordained as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Mamfe on Friday August 23, 2013 in Mamfe following his appointment by His Holiness Pope Francis on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 12 noon local time at the Vatican City in Rome.

     


The ordination was consecrated in Mamfe by the
Apostolic Nuncio to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, Archbishop Piero Pioppo.  In attendance, were people from all walks of life, from far and near who joined the Catholic faithful of the Mamfe Diocese to welcome the Coadjutor Bishop into his new office during this Episcopal Ordination ceremony.

               

Among the guests in Mamfe was the CATUC family, a family in which
Mgr. Andrew F Nkea belongs to, lived with and was serving as the Registrar of CATUC for the past three years before being appointed as Coadjutor Bishop.

                 


The
CATUC family left Bamenda early that Friday morning in four buses and a host of private cars. The first  bus carrying the Administration and elderly members of the CATUC family left first at about 6:00 AM while the two seventy-sitter buses left a bit later along with a 10 sitter bus all carrying members of the CATUC family who were going for the ordination ceremony.

All the buses arrived safely in Mamfe and the CATUC family immediately went to the ceremonial ground at the Mamfe grandstand. There was a bright sun which reflected the mood of the day as everyone present was happy to be present for such an occasion.

The
Apostolic Nuncio consecrated Bishop Andrew F. Nkea into is new office as Coadjutor Bishop of Mamfe which means he will be the second Bishop of Mamfe since the creation of the Dioces of Mamfe. The Episcopal Ordination ended at about 12: 00PM with the presentation of gifts to the newly ordained Bishop. The Catholic faithful of the Mamfe Diocese as well as the population of Mamfe could not hide their joy as they welcome their Coadjutor Bishop. There was a lot of love-sharing and communion on this day in Mamfe between the newly ordained Bishop and his Christians, guests, friends and well-wishers.

After the Ordination ceremony, there was a lot of feasting in several places around the Mamfe Cathedral and Mamfe town in general. The CATUC family had their sitting at the Delegation of Women’s Empowerment where they commune together with, and were blessed by
Mgr. Andrew Nkea. This sitting was organised by the VC of CATUC Rev. Fr. Michael Niba, for the CATUC members present at this ceremony.


       


The CATUC family was then invited to a hall just close to were the were intially sitting to commune with the rest of the guests that were present by the Nkea's family just when they were about to leave Mamfe. There, they wined and ate with the Bishop and thereafter left Mamfe at about 5:00PM. The journey back to Bamenda was smooth and fulfilling.

This day in Pictures

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