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Latest stories: Mamfe diocese

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

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.

Mgsr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor, Vicar General of Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese freed after spending three days in captivity. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

Catholic Priest in Cameroon Freed after Three Days in Captivity, No Ransom Paid: Official

The Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese, Mgsr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor, who was kidnapped in the country’s Anglophone region Sunday, August 29 has been freed. 

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

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.

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, freed after spending 10 days in captivity in Mamfe. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“I am hale and hearty,” Cameroonian Catholic Priest to Congregation after 10-Day Captivity

The Cameroonian Catholic Priest who has secured his freedom after 10 days of captivity says he is “hale and hearty.”

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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“I come to you as a shepherd, not a politician,” Cameroonian Archbishop at Installation

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.

Bishop Andrew Nkea of Mamfe Diocese in Cameroon who withdrew priests from parishes following targeted attacks and harassment from separatist fighters

Priests Withdrawn from Parishes in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese Over Insecurity

In the Central African country of Cameroon where the Anglophone crisis has affected livelihoods and the functioning of institutions, a Bishop recently took an informed decision to suspend priestly apostolate in some parishes, withdrawing priests who have been targeted in cases of kidnappings and harassment.

Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Mamfe Diocese, Cameroon

Over a Dozen Parishes Closed in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese, Bishop Recounts

The protracted Anglophone crisis in Cameroon has taken a heavy toll on the pastoral activities of the local churches, particularly Mamfe diocese, where the Bishop has had to take the painful decision of closing down over a dozen parishes, he has told ACI Africa.

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.