Yaounde, 01 October, 2019 / 1:41 am (ACI Africa).
As parties to the National Dialogue in Cameroon convene to deliberate on possible solutions to the Anglophone crisis, Pope Francis has expressed his closeness with the people of Cameroon and called on the faithful to pray that the “dialogue may be fruitful.”
“Uniting myself with the suffering and hope of the beloved people of Cameroon,” the Holy Father said Sunday, September 29 at St. Peter’s Square.
“I invite everyone to pray, so that such a dialogue may be fruitful and lead to true and lasting peace, for the benefit of all,” the Pontiff said in his address to those present for the Angelus at the Vatican.
In Cameroon, the Holy Father’s expression of closeness to the people of the Central African nation was given by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Julio Murat.
In early September, Cameroon President Paul Biya called for a major National Dialogue aimed at addressing “issues of national interest such as unity, national integration and peaceful co-existence” that have bedeviled the country for years.