Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi an Icon of Dialogue and Promotion of Peace

Although Cardinal Tumi retired ten years ago, he never stopped promoting dialogue and human rights in his homeland. Last November, he was abducted by a group alleged to be “restorationists” demanding a sovereign Ambazonia, a pre-independence entity consisting of the former British Southern Cameroons. His captors disapproved of Tumi’s call for Ambazonian militia to lay down their arms and enter into negotiations with the Francophone-dominated regime of Paul Biya. The Cardinal refused to withdraw his comments or to endorse the Ambazonian agenda, saying, “I will preach what is the truth with pastoral conviction and Biblical conviction.” Having refused to be intimidated by his interrogators, he was later released unharmed.

Source: ICN

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