- Mar 6, 2021
Preaching a message of peace in a conflict-ridden region, Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea took over the Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon on Feb. 22.
Friday was declared a day of mourning in the Diocese of Kumbo, a week after at least 24 people – most of them children were killed in Ngarbuh, a village in Cameroon’s North West region.
A group of international bishops, including Bishop Thomas Zinkula of Davenport, have called on Cameroon’s President Paul Biya to hold peace talks with English-speaking separatists in the majority French-speaking African country.
A Catholic priest says the latest atrocity in the ongoing unrest in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions is “not acceptable in the 21st century.
Cardinal Christian Tumi is a known critic of the Cameroon government, yet he was one of those chosen by the regime to lead a “peace caravan” to the West African country’s troubled Anglophone regions.
Catholic prelates are leading two “peace caravans” to inform the people of Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions of the resolutions of the Oct. 29-Nov.4 “Major National Dialogue” aimed at ending a secessionist rebellion in the country.
A bishop in Cameroon’s troubled South West Region has called on separatist fighters to stop targeting and harassing local clergy.
Every Christian is a “rebel against evil,” according to Cameroon’s lone cardinal. Speaking during a program on Cameroonian state television, Cardinal Christian Tumi also called on Christians to become more involved in politics.