Mamfe, 08 June, 2021 / 8:37 pm (ACI Africa).
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.
In the Monday, June 7 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Eboka who was freed May 31 said, “We got a chance to pray during captivity. I celebrated four Masses while I was in captivity. This is the joy that I had,”
Those who held him in captivity "had no problem" whenever he sought permission to pray, the member of the Clergy of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese recalled, and added, “It was interesting that one of the days, the captain asked me to preach and we had the service of the word of God and prayers.”
Fr. Eboka was abducted alongside his bike rider while heading to one of the Outstations of St. Joseph’s Cathedral Parish of Mamfe Diocese in view of presiding over Pentecost Sunday Mass on May 23.
“I am the Cathedral Administrator and I must reach out to the out stations. I had organized Pentecost celebrations in two of the outstations and in order to catch up with time, I left on Friday, May 21 with my bike man. Because of the nature of the road, we could not get to our destination so we spent the night in a different mission station,” Fr. Eboka recounted during the June 7 interview.