- Jan 25, 2021
Cameroon’s only Catholic cardinal is in hot water for suggesting the military take over the country for a short period of time to impose “order and discipline” as the country battles a separatist insurgency.
Cameroon’s lone cardinal was questioned about his lack of support for Anglophone independence when he was kidnapped earlier this month by rebels.
Cameroon’s Cardinal Christian Tumi was released on Friday after being kidnapped on Thursday, along with the traditional leader of his home village of Nso in the country’s troubled North West region.
Faith leaders in Cameroon’s conflict-torn Anglophone regions have endorsed a government reconstruction plan.
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.
As Africa enters a new year, Church leaders hope many of the problems of 2019 can be put behind them.