The nine people who were Kidnapped on September 16 from St. Mary's Catholic Nchang Parish of Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon, including five Catholic Priests and a Nun, have been released.
A video has emerged on social media showing the five Catholic Priests, a Catholic Nun and three others Kidnapped in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese pleading with their Local Ordinary to secure their release.
The Catholic Bishop of Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese is calling on the people of God in the Central African nation “to pray in solidarity” for the release of the five Catholic Priests, a Catholic Nun, and three others who were abducted from a Parish of Mamfe Diocese last month.
Those behind the abduction of five Catholic Priests, a Catholic Nun and three others in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese are demanding a ransom of some US$100,000.00 in order to free them, a Catholic Archbishop in the Central African nation has told ACI Africa.
Catholic Bishops belonging to the Bamenda Province in Cameroon have termed as a “heinous act” that “has now crossed the red line” the September 16 arson attack on St. Mary's Catholic Nchang Parish of the country’s Mamfe Diocese during which five Priests and a Catholic Nun were among those kidnapped.
The newly consecrated Catholic Bishop of Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon has been encouraged to foster the virtue of hope in his Episcopal Ministry among the people of God in the Cameroonian Diocese.
The 32 Catholic Major Seminarians who were abducted last Friday, April 8 alongside their driver have been released, the Communications Director of the Cameroonian Diocese has said.
The Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop-elect for Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese has been scheduled to take place on the first Thursday in May.
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo who has been serving as a formator at an inter-Diocesan Major Seminary in Cameroon the Bishop for Mamfe Diocese in the Central African nation.
The leadership of the peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concern over the increased kidnapping of the Catholic Clergy in Cameroon, saying that the situation is terribly impacting the Church, which is working hard to restore peace in the Central African country.
The Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese, Mgsr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor, who was kidnapped in the country’s Anglophone region Sunday, August 29 has been freed.
The Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese has reportedly been abducted by separatist fighters operating in the Central African country’s troubled English-Speaking regions.
A Cameroonian Catholic Priest has, in a statement, decried violence against members of the Clergy in the Central African country that is reeling under the Anglophone crisis.
Fr. Christopher Eboka, the Cameroonian Catholic Priest who had been abducted on May 22 and later released, has told ACI Africa that the chances he had to celebrate Holy Mass while in captivity were his sources of joy.
The Cameroonian Catholic Priest who has secured his freedom after 10 days of captivity says he is “hale and hearty.”
Catholic Priests ministering in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese are set to offer Holy Mass for the quick and safe release of their colleague who was kidnapped at the end of last week.
At the Eucharistic celebration organized for the canonical possession of the Metropolitan See of Bamenda in Cameroon’s troubled North West region, the new Archbishop of Bamenda, Andrew Nkea Fuanya used the occasion to remind guests present of his mission of serving the people of God entrusted to him and not a politician interested in particular persons or groups.
In the Central African country of Cameroon where the Anglophone crisis has affected livelihoods and the functioning of institutions, a Bishop recently took an informed decision to suspend priestly apostolate in some parishes, withdrawing priests who have been targeted in cases of kidnappings and harassment.
The protracted Anglophone crisis in Cameroon has taken a heavy toll on the pastoral activities of the local churches, particularly Mamfe diocese, where the Bishop has had to take the painful decision of closing down over a dozen parishes, he has told ACI Africa.
In the footsteps of Saint John Paul II who called for a year dedicated to the Virgin Mary in 1987, Mamfe diocese in the southwest region of Cameroon recently launched a Marian Year for Peace to give Christians the opportunity to give special honor to Our Lady, seeking her maternal intercession for peace to return in the Anglophone regions faced with a three-year conflict.