Cameroon

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Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Chad on the northeast, Central African Republic on the east, and the Nigeria and Atlantic Ocean on the west and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo on the south. Orthodox Christianity came to Cameroon in the latter part of the twentieth century.

History

While non-Orthodox Christian missionaries in the centuries after the Portuguese reached the area of west Africa during the past several centuries, an Orthodox Christian presence was brought to Cameroon only in the twentieth century by Greek merchants and traders in 1951. These immigrants established churches that served the immigrant communities. In the 1980s, a missionary awaking developed under the lead of the Church of Alexandria to bring Orthodox Christianity to the indigenous populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Archdiocese of Cameroon began as part of the Metropolis of Accra and West Africa which was established on January 23, 1959.[1] The Archdiocese is under the jurisdiction of the Church of Alexandria.

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Dependencies

Mayotte (France) | Réunion (France) | St. Helena (UK)

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