- Sep 20, 2020
As the Anglophone crisis continues in Cameroon, one Jesuit priest has promised to conduct a pilgrimage for peace in October if the deadlock remains unbroken.
Faith leaders in Cameroon’s conflict-torn Anglophone regions have endorsed a government reconstruction plan.
Catholic leaders in Cameroon are set to defy a government plan to reopen the nation’s schools on June 1, after they were closed in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
According to a top government official who asked not to be named, Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently asked Cameroon’s “President for Life,” Paul Biya, to declare a ceasefire and to open a space for peaceful discussions.
Retired Cameroonian Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua of Bamenda says the coronavirus pandemic could also bring about “unexpected positive effects” for the country’s embattled Anglophone regions.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks that he pressured Cameroon’s President Paul Biya to release an opposition leader are sign the European power still has a colonial attitude towards its former African colonies, according to one Catholic priest.