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Cameroon: Bishops See Soccer Tournament as Opportunity to Build Peace

Bishop Michael Bibi of Buea, located in the English-speaking South West region, said he was “excited” about Cameroon hosting AFCON, and called on Cameroonians to treat visitors with courtesy.

“We are also praying that during this period, we should avoid any incidents that may not be proper, that may not reflect who we are and that everything should pass on and pass on very quietly without any incident,’ he said.

Presbyterian pastor Jean Libom Li Likeng noted that the “inter-religious prayer is a further demonstration of our oneness as a people.”

We came together-Muslims and Christians alike, and you saw people from diverse backgrounds, all saying the same thing: that God should bless Cameroon, that God should give us a future of peace and prosperity,” he said.

‘We have a central figure in the gospel, and that is Jesus Christ. Jesus is Love, Jesus is Peace, and Jesus is Truth. So we want all our people to relate to that gospel – the gospel of peace, the gospel of love, and the gospel of unity. So, we are appealing to all our citizens to really listen to the voice of the heart, the voice of conscience, to be brothers and sisters and to play together the game of Love and the game of hope,” said the Presbyterian leader.

The appeals for peace come in the wake of threats by separatists to disrupt the matches that will be played in Limbe in Cameroon’s South West region.

Source: CRUXNow

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