- Feb 24, 2020
A year after the death of Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Balla of Bafia, Cameroon, the president of the nation’s bishops’ conference reiterated claims the bishop was assassinated and did not commit suicide.
At a memorial Mass this week for a Cameroon bishop who died under mysterious circumstances, a cleric who’s taken over as the administrator of the diocese charged that the authors of the murder were in the church, “pretending to sympathize,” and that the bishop died for standing up against gays in the priesthood.
Participants at a meeting of central African bishops this week recommended inter-religious dialogue as the way forward for the sub-region. They also reiterated claims that the death of Cameroonian Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Balla was not a suicide, but that he was “brutally assassinated.”