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91 years old Archbishop Emeritus of Douala, Christian Cardinal Tumi dies in Douala.

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91 years old Archbishop Emeritus of Douala, Christian Cardinal Tumi dies in Douala.

Christian Wiyghan Tumi born 15 October 1930 was a Cardinal Priest and the Archbishop Emeritus of Douala in the Catholic Church.

In 1979, Tumi was elected the first bishop of the diocese of Yagoua. In 1984, he was made archbishop, and in 1985, he was elected president of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, a post he held until 1991.



Named Cardinal-Priest of Santi Martiri dell’Uganda a Poggio Ameno on 28 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Tumi was named the Archbishop of Douala on 31 August 1991.

He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.

He was briefly kidnapped on 5 November 2020 and released on 6 November 2020.

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