Fr Michael Mandagiri MHM Shares Experiences of Mission
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Fr Michael Mandagiri MHM Shares Experiences of Mission

Fr Michael is clearly committed to his ministry and to his new-found community in Malaysia. But he also touchingly reminded us that missionaries leave their homes and families to ignite God’s love throughout the world. When asked what he missed from home, he told us: ‘Mostly my family, and then the food! A good curry…

Cameroon Conflict: Harassment and Arrest of Staff at Catholic Hospital
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Cameroon Conflict: Harassment and Arrest of Staff at Catholic Hospital

According to the peace entity of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), a member of the ARFs was brought to the Catholic Health Centre “with life-threatening injuries” in the early hours of July 18. “The Nurse on duty was threatened to fetch the Doctor or the Health Centre would be burnt down,” the leadership…

Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: ‘Need to Change Approach’ – Catholic Peace Entity
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Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: ‘Need to Change Approach’ – Catholic Peace Entity

“With the failure of the military solution to the crisis, it is about time the government used a different method to end it,” Fr. Godlove tells ACI Africa in a Monday, July 26 interview. The Catholic Priest makes reference to a July 18 attack in Bali Nyongha subdivision of Mezam Division of the Northwest region in which…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Catholic Clergy targeted by Both Sides
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Catholic Clergy targeted by Both Sides

As the fighting intensifies, it requires acts of courage for religious leaders, particularly Catholic clergy, to continue to do their jobs for the flocks they serve. Because they refuse to be drawn into the partisan fight, both sides now see Catholic clerics as their opponents. Reverend Father Herman Lawong is the new pastor of Ndzevru…

Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon: Prayers of Reparation after Desecration
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Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon: Prayers of Reparation after Desecration

The Blessed Sacrament was stolen from the Perpetual Adoration Chapel of Njinikom Parish and the tabernacle “completely dug off the Church wall and taken away” from Christ the King Parish Fuli Kom on May 14 and July 8 respectively.  In a Wednesday, July 14 statement, the Chancellor of Bamenda Archdiocese, Fr. Derek Che Choli calls…

Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: ‘People Have Trust in Catholic Church’- President Catholic Men Association
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Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: ‘People Have Trust in Catholic Church’- President Catholic Men Association

Most of our people have lost trust in us, the elites. But I tell you, what I have come to realize is that the Church and most especially the Catholic Church and the priests are the only people those people back home trust. Let me give you an example. We created a sanctuary in my…

Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘I’m So Proud of my Brother
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Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘I’m So Proud of my Brother

Ruud Verhoeven writes admiringly of his brother, Nol (Arnold) Verhoeven MHM, onhis Facebook page: Anyone who has ever followed my stories knows that Nol (Arnold) , the last brother left to me, felled a few years ago by a brain disorder, was forced from Cameroon to end up in a rest home for retired missionaries…

Bishop George Nkuo (Kumbo, Cameroon): ‘Military Offensive Will Only Radicalise People’
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Bishop George Nkuo (Kumbo, Cameroon): ‘Military Offensive Will Only Radicalise People’

I know there have been frequent attacks on both sides. There have been attempts by the military to reach “the boys” [separatist fighters are called “Amba-boys”] and there have been attempts by “the boys” to reach the military. I know that these confrontations cannot solve the problem. The people who are at war know what…

Cameroon: A Story of Perseverance and Solidarity
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Cameroon: A Story of Perseverance and Solidarity

Yaoundé (Agenzia Fides) – “The great crisis in which Cameroon is currently involved, relating to the tensions in the English-speaking regions of the country, generates heavy effects in various sectors from school to the health sector. Neither the danger of the coronavirus nor the opening of negotiations has stopped the civil conflict: the clashes between…

Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: Separatists Ask ‘Where is the Vatican?’
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Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: Separatists Ask ‘Where is the Vatican?’

“The Vatican should act like the body of Christ, supporting the oppressed,” says a representative of an Anglophone Cameroon group, interviewed by Independent Catholic News. Barrister John Fru Nsoh of the so-called Interim Government of the Anglophone Restorationists justified the abduction of some priests as a protest against “the Church’s attitude of siding with the…