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.
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.
A Cameroonian Archbishop has been appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member.
A Catholic Bishop in Cameroon has called on the people of God in the Central African nation to embrace fraternity and prayerful silence in the example of St. Joseph as they continue to experience violence that dates back to 2016.
The newly appointed Bishop for Cameroon’s Eseka Diocese has told ACI Africa in an interview that he will seek to foster unity among the people of God under his pastoral care for the growth of the local Church.
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.
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.
Catholic communicators in Cameroon have been urged to play the gate-keeping role, taking note of the events in society and striving to guard the people of God against evil in collaboration with their respective Local Ordinaries.
The need for priests to be messengers of hope especially during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has been emphasized at the celebration of the previously postponed Chrism Mass in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumbo.
Bishops in the central African nation of Cameroon have chosen the feast of St. Joseph the Worker marked May 1 as the start of nine days of prayer during which the people of God in the country will join them to pray for liberation from COVID-19 crisis.
As Africa struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19, with at least 42 countries confirming cases of the deadly virus, Church leaders in the Central African nation of Cameroon, have maintained the celebration of public Masses in their respective dioceses and instructed that the congregation size be limited to a certain number of worshipers at a time.
The renewed ethnic rivalry in Cameroon pitting, on one hand the Bamilieke who control a great deal of the country’s economy and, on the other hand the Bulu-Beti axis who have controlled the political space for decades, has caught the attention of the Catholic leaders in the Central African nation with Bishops, through a collective message, decrying tribalism and calling for “an examination of conscience” over acts of discrimination on the basis of “tribe or region.”