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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.

Pope Francis during the general audience Wednesday, October 28, 2020. / Vatican News

Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with Families of Murdered Children in Cameroon

Pope Francis has expressed solidarity with the families of seven schoolchildren who were “barbarically killed” as a result of the October 24 attack on their school located within Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese.

A poster calling for an end to the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon. /

Jesuits in Africa Demand End to Violence in Cameroon following Killing of School Children

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa have termed the shooting of children at a school in Cameroon, which left scores dead and many others injured as “a heinous and despicable act” and called on authorities in the Central African country to act fast in order to end the violence that continues to rock the country.

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese. /

Claims of Cameroonian Bishop Blessing Separatists “misconstrued, misleading”: Cleric

Claims that Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese gave blessings to some members of the separatists, which has been interpreted as the Bishop supporting “the activities of armed pro-independence fighters” have been “misconstrued” and are “misleading,” a Cleric has said in a message sent to ACI Africa.

Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy Fiango, Kumba. /

After Murder of “innocent students” in Cameroon, Bishop Seeks Divine Help, Conversion

Following the attack on a school within Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Kumba over the weekend that left at least seven children dead and dozens injured, the Local Ordinary has planned for the celebration of Holy Mass at the Cathedral on Friday, October 30.

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese leading a peaceful march for peace in the Anglophone regions. / Kumbo Diocese/Facebook Page.

“Fight violence with weapons given by God, Rosary, Holy Mass, Prayer”: Cameroonian Prelate

A Prelate in the midst of the protracted Anglophone crisis in Cameroon has underscored the need for Christians to employ God-given “weapons” in their fight against violence that has affected the people of God in the North West and South West regions of the Central African nation since 2016.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province. / Buea Diocese/Facebook Page

Prelates in Cameroon Express Solidarity with Their “brother Bishop” amid Controversy

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, expressed their “complete solidarity” with the Apostolic Administrator of Buea Diocese who has been besieged by administrative controversies, the main one being the changes he decreed for the leadership of the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB).

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese. /

At Episcopal Anniversary, Cameroonian Bishop Highlights Challenges amid Anglophone Crisis

The Bishop of Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese has, on the occasion of his 14th Episcopal Anniversary, highlighted the challenges he faces amid the protracted Anglophone crisis in the Central African nation, expressing the hope that the violence ends soon.

Archbishop Stephen Brislin, the Liaison Bishop of the South Africa-based Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DPHI). /

South African Catholic Institute Calls for Ceasefire in Cameroon’s Anglophone Region

The leadership of the South Africa-based Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DPHI) has joined global leaders including Pope Francis, the United Nations Chief and members of the Global Campaign for Peace and Justice in Cameroon (GCPJC) in calling for a ceasefire in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions.