Kumba, 27 February, 2021 / 4:25 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumba are expected to coordinate initiatives marking the year of St. Joseph, the Local Ordinary has told ACI Africa in an interview.
In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon said, “I have entrusted the activities of the Year of St. Joseph to the Catholic Men Association (CMA). They will be the ones to coordinate all the celebrations at the Diocesan level, at the Deaneries and in the Parishes.”
Bishop Nfon added, “I decided to entrust the coordination of activities to the Catholic men because St. Joseph is their Patron Saint and CMA members call themselves men of honour.”
The Cameroonian Bishop who has been at the helm of the Kumba Diocese since March 2016 described the coordination exercise as a great “challenge to the Catholic Men” and encouraged them to use the opportunity to “get more members into the CMA.”
Pope Francis proclaimed the “Year of Saint Joseph” to run from 8 December 2020 to 8 December this year, calling upon Catholics across the globe to celebrate “a man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”