Pope Appeals for Release of Kidnapped Catholics in Diocese of Mamfe, Cameroon
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Pope Appeals for Release of Kidnapped Catholics in Diocese of Mamfe, Cameroon

Pope Francis has appealed for the release of nine Catholics kidnapped in southwest Cameroon. “I join in the appeal of the bishops of Cameroon for the liberation of some people kidnapped in the diocese of Mamfe, including five priests and a religious sister,” the pope said on Sept. 25. Speaking in his Angelus address at…

Douala, Cameroon: Diocesan Synod Focusing on Youth
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Douala, Cameroon: Diocesan Synod Focusing on Youth

Addressing the people of God under his pastoral during Holy Mass on Saturday, September 17 organized to officially launch the new pastoral year of Douala Archdiocese, Archbishop Kleda said, “We have decided to convene a Diocesan Synod on youth ministry.” “This Diocesan Synod will be on the theme: Young people come and see (John 1,39),”…

Anglophone Cameroon: Bishops’ Outrage at Kidnappings
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Anglophone Cameroon: Bishops’ Outrage at Kidnappings

“It was with great shock and utter horror that we, the bishops, learned of the burning down of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nchang,” said a statement signed by Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Bamenda, on behalf of the bishops of the Bamenda ecclesiastical province. The bishops said no reason has been given for the…

Anglophone Cameroon: Sliding into Anarchy?
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Anglophone Cameroon: Sliding into Anarchy?

Groups claiming to be fighting for the independence of the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been increasing in number, a situation that is running out of control, the leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said, and expressed concern that the Central African nation may be sliding…

Buea, Cameroon: Bishop Michael Bibi Condems Recent Killings in Strongest Terms
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Buea, Cameroon: Bishop Michael Bibi Condems Recent Killings in Strongest Terms

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon has condemned “in the strongest terms” the killing of innocent civilians after a bus they were traveling in was attacked in Muyuka, a locality within his Episcopal See. On September 6, suspected Separatists fighters opened fire on a bus belonging to a local transport company killing at least six…

Cameroon Centenary: Festive Thoughts to Accompany a Festive Occasion
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Cameroon Centenary: Festive Thoughts to Accompany a Festive Occasion

A centenary celebration opens the mind to greater vistas. Today we cherish dreams and visions. The coast of Ambas Bay has seen great happenings and prepares for more. Today, 26th of March 2022 we engrave the names of the first four Mill Hill Missionaries on our beach. Their footprints on our shores marked a new…

Bamenda, Cameroon: Pens Not Guns
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Bamenda, Cameroon: Pens Not Guns

There is need to silence the guns in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon to allow learners to resume the academic year 2022/2023, members of the Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese have said. On September 5, the 2022/2023 academic year kicked off in Cameroon with a poor turnout reportedly…

Cameroon Conflict- A Seminarian’s Experience
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Cameroon Conflict- A Seminarian’s Experience

With militants wreaking havoc on populations in the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon, Nobel Chimenyi’s most immediate fear is not being alive to see his dream of becoming a Priest come true. But the Seminarian’s worst fear is that he may not become the kind of Priest he has always desired to become,…

Less is More: A Young Missionary’s Challenging Reflections
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Less is More: A Young Missionary’s Challenging Reflections

Today I went to visit one of the IDP‘s family I am helping here in Douala with the support of Fr. Adolf Pöll through Caritas – to pay the rent for them. It is a small single room; there’s no inside kitchen, no toilet only an outside toilet which all the tenants are using. They…

Anglophone Cameroon: Bishops Decry Drug Abuse in Schools
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Anglophone Cameroon: Bishops Decry Drug Abuse in Schools

Catholic Bishops who are part of Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, decried the increasing cases of drug abuse and violence in schools in the Central African nation. In their Sunday, August 21 statement, members of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) urge the government to “intensify sensitization on the damaging effects…

Douala, Cameroon: The Challenges and Joys of Youth Ministry
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Douala, Cameroon: The Challenges and Joys of Youth Ministry

I am Fr. Placid Elia a Mill Hill, missionary, working in Douala arch Diocese, Cameroon. I’m now going on my fifth year in the ministry here in this Douala diocese and so far I’ve been working with the IDP‘s, young people especially the vulnerable and the neglected, the poor etc. Of course, the fact that…