Buea, 29 October, 2021 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The Year of St. Joseph offered an opportunity for the people of God in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon to pray for peace, a Religious Brother in the country told ACI Africa in an interview.
In the Wednesday, October 27 interview, Br. Singfred Sinior M’sene Tata noted that the protracted insecurity in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions, COVID 19 restrictions, and financial constraints prevented people from organizing symposia and other encounters to talk about Saint Joseph.
The Year of Saint Joseph is a “very great opportunity for us in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon to pray in faith for the silent but powerful intercession of Joseph to end the crisis that has been raging in our regions for almost five years now,” the member of the Religious Order of Saint Martin of Buea (BSMB) said.
“St. Joseph is the best example of a silent but powerful protector of the Church,” Br. Singfred who is the Provincial Coordinator of Communication for the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda told ACI Africa.
Two English speaking regions of Cameroon, the North West and the South West, plunged into conflict in 2016 after a protest by lawyers and teachers turned violent. An armed separatists’ movement claiming independence for the so-called republic of Ambazonia emerged following the government’s crackdown on protesters.