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Demonstrations have become common on the streets in Cameroon. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute /

Catholic Peace Entity Calls for Change in Tact in Addressing Cameroon’s Crisis

Catholic peace entity, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has maintained its call for an alternative approach in the ongoing crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking region, saying that the military tactic that the government is insisting upon is costing lives of many fighters on the side of the government.

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Catholic Peace Organization Calls for Dialogue to End Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is appealing to the Cameroonian government to try dialogue with other parties involved in the ongoing civil crisis in Anglophone regions of Cameroon, saying that the military method that the government has been insisting upon has failed.

St. Joseph Cathedral of Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Mamfe/Facebook /

Cameroonian Priest Decries Violence against Clergy, Says “Church is not an enemy”

A Cameroonian Catholic Priest has, in a statement, decried violence against members of the Clergy in the Central African country that is reeling under the Anglophone crisis.

Fr. Christopher Eboka who had been kidnapped by members of Ambazonia separatist movement in Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Fr. Christopher Eboka /

Recently Freed Cameroonian Priest Says Celebrating Mass in Captivity "the joy that I had"

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.

Fr. Christopher Eboka who was kidnapped May 22 in Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese to Offer Mass for Priest’s “immediate, unconditional release”

Catholic Priests ministering in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese are set to offer Holy Mass for the quick and safe release of their colleague who was kidnapped at the end of last week. 

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Catholic Peace Entity in Cameroon Reports Looting, Arrests of Innocent Priests by Military

Law enforcers in Cameroon have been accused of harassing civilians through arrests of innocent persons including Catholic Priests and looting of homes whose owners have fled owing to ongoing insecurity in the Central African country.

Invitation Card for Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese on his 40th Anniversary of Priesthood/Credit: Courtesy Photo /

At Priestly Anniversary, Cameroonian Bishop Lauded for His Sacrifices, Tireless Service

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese has been lauded for his sacrifices and tireless service among the people of God under his pastoral care amid the Anglophone crisis.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Since Peace Talks Started Last Year in Cameroon, “not much has changed”: Archbishop

“Not much has changed” in Cameroon since July 2020 when peace talks started between the government and Anglophone separatists, according to a Cameroonian Catholic Archbishop.

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba, former Parish Priest of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Cameroon's Archdiocese of Bamenda. / Courtesy Photo

Priest in Cameroon Recounts Rough Ordeal with Military in Troubled Anglophone Region

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba who grew up in the Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon’s Northwest region recalls several instances he has been harassed by the country’s security forces on allegations that he was connected to militants in the Central African nation.

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To Resolve Anglophone Crisis, “stand by truth, embrace dialogue”: Cameroonian Bishop

The warring parties involved in the protracted crisis in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon need to stand by the truth and give dialogue a chance for a lasting solution to the conflict, a Bishop serving in the region has told ACI Africa.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin addressing the faithful during Mass at the St. Joseph cathedral Bamenda on 31 January 2021. / Bamenda Archdiocese/Facebook

Vatican’s Secretary of State Assures Cameroonians of Pope Francis’ “closeness, prayers”

The Secretary of State of the Vatican who is in Cameroon for a weeklong visit has assured the people of God in the Central African nation of Pope Francis’ solidarity amid the protracted Anglophone crisis.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin with Cameroon's President, Paul Biya during an audience at the Unity Palace on 29 January 2021 / Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon (PRC)

Holy See Wants “peace, reconciliation” in Cameroon's Troubled Regions: Vatican Cardinal

The Holy See is closely following the conflict in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions and wants the warring parties to seek the path of dialogue for peace and reconciliation in the Central African nation, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has said.

In a new book published under the title, “My Night in Captivity", Christian Cardinal Tumi narrates ordeal in the hands of his abductors. / ACI Africa.

Cameroon’s Cardinal Recounts Ordeal in the Hands of his Abductors in New Book

Cameroon’s Cardinal who was freed after a night with his abductors last November has narrated his ordeal in a new book, Christian Cardinal Tumi’s memoir published under the title, “My Night in Captivity.”

Embrace Humanity Even in War, Archbishop Appeals to Warring Forces in Cameroon

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese has called upon warring forces in the Central African country to be more humane towards each other even as they seek a lasting solution to the country’s protracted Anglophone crisis.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi speaking to journalists at the end of Holy Mass to mark the 70th anniversary celebration of the canonical erection of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese. / ACI Africa

Church “a medium of hope for people” amid Anglophone Crisis: Cameroonian Prelate

The Church has been a source of hope for the people of God in Cameroon amid the protracted Anglophone crisis, a Bishop in the Central African nation has said in an interview with ACI Africa.

Holy Mass to mark 70 years since the canonical erection of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese at the Divine Mercy Co-cathedral Parish, Molyko, Southwestern region of Cameroon. / ACI Africa.

Bishop in Cameroon Recognizes People’s “strong faith, sacrifices” at Diocesan Anniversary

At the anniversary marking 70 years since the canonical erection of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese, the Bishop at the helm of Cameroon’s oldest Diocese has acknowledged with appreciation the “strong faith” as well as “sacrifices” the people of God have demonstrated.

Christian Cardinal Tumi. /

“Nothing less than federalism is going to succeed in stabilizing Cameroon”: Cardinal

Cameroon needs to return to the federal system of government to bring an end to the protracted Anglophone crisis that has resulted in the death of thousands of people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands, the Cardinal in Central African nation has said.

Christian Cardinal Tumi responding to questions from his captors. /

What Cameroonian Cardinal was Told by His Captors During Nightlong Abduction

Details of what those behind the abduction of Christian Cardinal Tumi told him have emerged in a video shared on social media, with the Cardinal seen calm and collected as he provided responses to some of the questions from his captors.

Christian Cardinal  Tumi, pictured after his liberation on November 6, 2020. / Kumbo Diocese in Cameroon.

Cameroonian Cardinal Freed After Nightlong Abduction “fine, in good health”

Christian Cardinal Tumi who was abducted Thursday, November 5 in the troubled North West region of Cameroon has been freed, a Bishop in Cameroon has told journalists Friday, November 6.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. /

Prelate Lauds “atmosphere of peace, tranquility” in Cameroon after “secret” Gov’t Talks

An Archbishop in Cameroon has lauded what he has described as “an atmosphere of greater peace and tranquility” in in the Central African country following recent talks between the government and rebel groups in a meeting whose details he said remain scanty.