“Pentecôte de New-Town Aéroport” Parish
On September 11, 2008, the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, at the invitation of Cardinal Christian Turni, opened a mission in Cameroon, in the city of Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, an industrial city of great potential in natural and human resources, even though poorly managed. At one time, Cameroon was an English (western part) and French (eastern part) colony.
The official languages are French and English, while there are about 350 dialects.
The “Pentecôte de New-Town Aéroport” parish has been entrusted to the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, located in a poor suburban area, near the international airport of Douala (about 10 minutes away), where about 19,000 people live. It consists of five districts called: New-Town aéroport, Bonaloka, Bonadiwoto, Somahop and Motto Cross (this has a chapel dedicated to the Holy Virgin, “Holy Mary Chapel”).
The parish is bilingual (French, English).