Kumbo, 29 May, 2020 / 4:11 am (ACI Africa).
The need for priests to be messengers of hope especially during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has been emphasized at the celebration of the previously postponed Chrism Mass in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumbo.
The Thursday, May 28 celebration had been postponed from the usual Holy Thursday date due to COVID-19 restrictions, which the government of Cameroon put in place to curb the spread of the disease in the central African nation.
“We have lived through a crisis for a long time now and people may lose hope. The real appeal I have is for ministers of God, the Priests, to be messengers of hope,” Bishop George Nkuo said in his homily during the Eucharistic celebration.
“As agents of hope, we Priests, in the spirit of love must endeavor to widen our horizon of those to whom we minister. We must encourage them to be brave and courageous because our Risen Lord is with us even now,” the Bishop said during the May 28 celebration that took place at St. Theresa’s Cathedral, Kumbo.
According to him, Priests need to “assure the people that Christ has not abandoned them and that even this virus that is threatening the whole world, will come to pass.”