The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Faustin Ambassa Ndjodo and Reverend Father Alain Philippe Mbarga as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Garoua and Bishop of the Diocese of Ébolowa respectively.
Prior to his appointment, His Lordship Bishop Faustin Ambassa Ndjodo was Bishop of the Diocese of Batouri and Reverend Father Alain Philippe Mbarga moonlighted as Rector of the Major Seminary in Nkolbisson in Yaounde.
Bishop Ambassa Ndjodo takes over from Bishop Anthony Ntalou, 76, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese was accepted by the Holy See. Rev. Alain Philippe Mbarga becomes the third Bishop of the Diocese of Ébolowa, erected in 1991. The see was vacant since the appointment of Archbishop Jean Mbarga as the Archbishop of the Yaounde archdiocese in October 2014.
Bishop Faustin Ambassa Ndjodo was born July 26, 1964 at Ekouda in the Lékié Division in the Central Region while Reverend Father Philippe Alain Mbarga born on the 28th of January 1968 at Obout in Mbamayo.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai