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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Fr. Ludovic Lado during the pilgrimage to pray for peace in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon interrupted by the police. / Fr. Ludovic Lado/Facebook Page.

Cleric in Cameroon Promises to Resume Pilgrimage “alive or dead” after Police Harassment

A member of the Society of Jesus (SJ) who was arrested shortly after he embarked on a 245-kilometre pilgrimage to pray for peace in Cameroon has condemned the ill-treatment he received at the hands of police.

Fr. Ludovic Lado marching for Dialogue, Peace in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. / Fr. Ludovic Lado/Facebook Page.

Jesuit Cleric in Cameroon Dedicates Pilgrimage to Dialogue, Peace in Anglophone Regions

A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Cameroon who has embarked on a 245-kilometre pilgrimage says he has dedicated the spiritual initiative to efforts toward dialogue, peace and reconciliation in the Anglophone regions of the Central African nation, which have experienced violent conflict 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).

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.

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon’s Kumbo diocese. /

Dozens Killed at Village in Cameroon, Bishop Declares “a day of prayer and mourning”

Following a military invasion of a village that is part of a Catholic parish in the Central African nation of Cameroon leaving 24 civilians dead and hundreds displaced, the Local Ordinary of the area has confirmed the attack, termed it a “disaster” and “a very sad incident”, and declared Friday, February 21 a day devoted to “prayer and mourning” in the entire diocese.

Christian Cardinal Tumi (left) and Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya (right) working to bring  Peace to the Troubled North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. /

“Launching of peace drive successful,” Cameroon Prelates Report on Sensitization Mission

Two Catholic Prelates, Christian Cardinal Tumi and Bishop Andrew Nkea who recently spearheaded a peace delegation to the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon in view of sensitizing citizens about the proposals made during the end-September early-October National Dialogue have described their mission as “successful” and a “good beginning.”

Bishop Andrew Nkea leads the Faithful in the Recitation of the Rosary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Mboka, Cameroon, on October 13, 2019 / Mamfe Diocese, Cameroon

Seeking Peace in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions, Mamfe Diocese Launched Marian Year

In the footsteps of Saint John Paul II who called for a year dedicated to the Virgin Mary in 1987, Mamfe diocese in the southwest region of Cameroon recently launched a Marian Year for Peace to give Christians the opportunity to give special honor to Our Lady, seeking her maternal intercession for peace to return in the Anglophone regions faced with a three-year conflict.