Obala, 17 January, 2020 / 8:41 pm (ACI Africa).
As the crisis affecting English-Speaking regions of Cameroon continues to deepen amid reports of violence, human rights violation and other forms of untold suffering in these parts of the Central African nation, Bishops in the country have, at the end of their annual seminar in Obala, called for National Days of prayer for the respect of human life in all dioceses across the country.
The prayers will be held from February 1, on every first Friday of the month, until Easter, according to the final communiqué of the 43rd annual seminar of the Bishops of Cameroon seen by ACI Africa early this week.
“The Bishops continue to be concerned about the socio-political situation and the many attacks on human life in Cameroon. They reiterate their call for peace and respect for human life,” reads the communique in part.
It adds, “To this effect, they have decided to organize National Days of Prayer for the respect of human life, from 1 February 2020, on every First Friday of the month, until Easter.”
Speaking to ACI Africa on the importance of the National days of prayer, the President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC), Bishop Abraham Kome noted, “Our country has been facing security challenges in recent times. From the Anglophone crisis, the threat from Boko Haram in the Far North region, we realized Cameroonians are gradually losing respect for human life.”