Mamfe, 06 May, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The newly consecrated Catholic Bishop of Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon has been encouraged to foster the virtue of hope in his Episcopal Ministry among the people of God in the Cameroonian Diocese.
In his homily during the consecration of Bishop Aloysius Fondong Abangalo, Thursday, May 5, Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Bamenda said that the Catholic Diocese of Mamfe has been severely affected by Cameroon’s protracted Anglophone crisis.
“You have come to Mamfe as an apostle of hope to the people of this Diocese,” Archbishop Nkea who has been at the helm of the Cameroonian Diocese as Apostolic Administrator, told his successor.
The Archbishop who had served as the Bishop of Mamfe from January 2014 and was transferred to Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese in December 2019 told the new Bishop to expect to shepherd “people who have been battered by the sufferings of the past years” amid the Anglophone crisis.
“You are inheriting a Christian people who have been battered by the sufferings of the past years and yet they are yearning for a bright future,” Archbishop Nkea told his successor, and added, “Many of your Christians are either internally displaced persons in other towns of Cameroon or refugees in Nigeria.”