|Mgr Jean Mbarga|
The 58 years old was appointed on Friday 31st October 2014 to replace Mgr Victor Tonye Bakot who resigned as Archbishop of the Yaounde Archdiocese in July 2013.
The Archbishop-elect has also been serving as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Yaoundé since July last year following the resignation of his predecessor.
Archbishop-elect Jean Mbarga was born on the 18th May 1956 in the town of Ebolmedzo. He was ordained a priest for Yaoundé on 5th Dec 1981. On 15th October 2004, St. Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of the then Diocese of Ebolowa-Kribi. Pope Francis appointed him Apostolic Administrator of Yaoundé on the 29th July 2013.
He is the 5th Archbishop of the Yaounde Archdiocese.
By Ndi Eugene Ndi