Bamenda, 25 February, 2020 / 2:49 am (ACI Africa).
At the Eucharistic celebration organized for the canonical possession of the Metropolitan See of Bamenda in Cameroon’s troubled North West region, the new Archbishop of Bamenda, Andrew Nkea Fuanya used the occasion to remind guests present of his mission of serving the people of God entrusted to him and not a politician interested in particular persons or groups.
“Bamenda Archdiocese here I come. I come to you as a shepherd, not as a politician. I come to you as a priest, not as a businessman. I come to you as a father, not as a policeman,” Archbishop Nkea said Saturday, February 22 at his installation at Saint Joseph's Cathedral in Bamenda.
Addressing the Anglophone crisis that has paralyzed activities in Bamenda, Archbishop Nkea noted, “I come to you as a messenger of peace, not as a warmonger. I come to you as a crusader of justice, not as a supporter of injustice and misphilosophies. I come to you in spirit and in truth, not in flesh and with lies. I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ.”
The Prelate who is also the Vice President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) underlined the preaching of the Gospel as the primary principle that will guide his ministry.
“My first duty in this Archdiocese is to preach the Gospel. My second duty is to preach the Gospel. And my third duty in this is to preach the Gospel,” the Cameroonian Prelate emphasized.