Central Africa

Father Armel Hilarion Djondzo Nganwei,
new head of the Central Africa Section

Father Armel Hilarion DJONDZO NGANWEI, a religious of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, was born on 11 April 1985 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

From an early age, he nurtured a love of service to others, especially that of being at the service of the Lord. This love led him to enter initial formation with the Spiritans on 07 October 2006 and to be ordained a priest some ten years later on 1 July 2017. He made his first religious profession on 08 September 2012.


Since then, he has served in turn :

  • 2018 : at the Spiritan Postulancy of Obout cumulatively Dominical Vicar at the Parish of Saint Raphaël d’Ebamena in South Cameroon;


  • 2018 – 2021 : at the Spiritan Novitiate of Mbalmayo as Bursar, cumulatively as Sunday Vicar at the Parish of Saint Frédérick de Ngok in the Diocese of Mbalmayo;


  • 2021 – 2023 : at Biyem-Assi Parish in Yaoundé as Vicar.


He is currently in charge of the Procure des Missions in Douala. Since 1 August 2023, he has also been in charge of section (6) of the IMS in Central Africa.

He hopes to fulfil this new mission to the best of his ability.