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Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: NECC

“Show mercy”, Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Appeals to Kidnappers Holding Woman

May 11, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdioceses of Bamenda in Cameroon is appealing to people who kidnapped a woman in the Archdiocese to have mercy on her and to allow her to go back home to her loved ones.

The soldier who was killed by separatist fighters in Mbalangi, a locality in Mbonge Subdivision in the South West  Region of Cameroon. Cameroonian military are said to have killed one civilian and injured three others in a retaliatory attack. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Questions Competence of Cameroonian Military Killing Unarmed Civilians

Jan 4, 2022

The November 19 suspected deliberate killing of a civilian and the injuring of others by Cameroonian military at a village in the South West region of Cameroon raises questions about the professionalism of the men in uniform, Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.

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

“Saturate Mother Mary, Queen of peace with prayers for peace": Archbishop in Cameroon

Dec 9, 2021

The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda has called for prayers for peace in the Central African nation through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of peace.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Killing of Students, Teacher “unacceptable”: Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province

Nov 28, 2021

The killing of three students and a teacher allegedly by armed men in Cameroon’s restive South West region is “senseless and unacceptable,” Catholic Bishops in Central African nation’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have said in a message.

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

Catholic Peace Entity Decries Army’s Hostility Toward Natives in Cameroonian Crisis

Nov 18, 2021

Military personnel serving in Cameroon’s Northwestern part have been accused of destroying civilians’ crops and using them as “human shields” to protect themselves against the separatist fighters in the country’s embattled Anglophone regions.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Buea Diocese. Credit: Buea Diocese

Civilian Populations Continue to “pay price of ongoing violence”: Cameroonian Bishop

Oct 31, 2021

Civilians in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon have continued to pay the price of violence between security forces and armed groups that has been going on for close to five years, the Catholic Bishop whose Diocese is located within the warring Anglophone regions has told ACI Africa in an interview. 

A man kneels in the middle of Bamenda-Ndop- Kumbo highway in Cameroon's Northwest region. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Concerned about Increasing War Tactics of Cameroon’s Armed Groups

Sep 26, 2021

When war broke out in Cameroon's English-speaking North West and South West regions in 2016, the military of the Central African country mostly engaged “catapult-wielding youths” who had no training in warfare.

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Leadership of Peace Entity Condemns Targeting of Catholic Clergy in Cameroonian Conflict

Sep 7, 2021

The leadership of the peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concern over the increased kidnapping of the Catholic Clergy in Cameroon, saying that the situation is terribly impacting the Church, which is working hard to restore peace in the Central African country.

Mgr. Julius Agbortoko, Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese abducted by separatist fighters on Sunday, 29 August 2021. Credit: Diocese of Mamfe/Facebook

Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese Reportedly Abducted by Separatist Fighters

Aug 30, 2021

The Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese has reportedly been abducted by separatist fighters operating in the Central African country’s troubled English-Speaking regions.

Civilians walk past burning vehicles in Elak town, Northwest Cameroon Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Cameroonians Surviving by Obeying Opposing Forces, Catholic Peace Entity Says in Report

Aug 29, 2021

Civilians in the troubled Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon are surviving each day by obeying commands from the country’s military as well as from members of the Ambazonia Restoration Forces (ARFs) so as not to appear siding with either group, a Catholic peace foundation working in the Central African nation has said.

Bishop Abraham Kome, President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon. Credit. NECC

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Condole with Presbyterians Following Recent Church Attack

Aug 26, 2021

Following the attack on a Presbyterian Church in Cameroon’s Northwestern region last weekend, Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have expressed their solidarity with victims of the attack that left one worshiper dead and others injured, including a Pastor.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Stop Violence “with immediate effect”: Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province

Aug 23, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, renewed their appeal for an end to the protracted conflict in the country’s Anglophone regions.

Copies of the book titled "Seeds of Hope" by Fr. Ludovic Lado and Martin Wato. Credit: Fr. Ludovic Lado

Jesuit Priest Fundraises for Education of Hundreds of Displaced Children in Cameroon

Aug 8, 2021

A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) ministering in Chad has launched a fundraiser to support the education of at least 300 children displaced by the ongoing Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West (NOSO) regions of Cameroon.

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

Jul 27, 2021

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

Jun 23, 2021

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”

Jun 13, 2021

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.

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

Feb 24, 2021

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”

Feb 1, 2021

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.

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

Jan 9, 2021

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.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese.

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

Nov 2, 2020

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.