Denver Newsroom, Sep 22, 2022 / 14:00 pm
In the aftermath of the fire that gutted a church in Cameroon, Bishop Aloysius Fondong of the Diocese of Mamfé entered the ruins to retrieve the Blessed Sacrament and found the sacred Hosts and the ciborium containing them to be intact.
On the night of Sept. 16, armed men set fire to St. Mary’s church in the town of Nchang, located in the Diocese of Mamfé, and kidnapped five priests, a nun, and three lay people.
In a video released Sept. 21 by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Fondong is seen entering the burned-out church and making his way through the rubble until he reaches the tabernacle, placed on a wall next to a cross.
🇨🇲#Camerún: “Lo que pasó es abominable. Están probando la paciencia de Dios”, dice el obispo de Mamfé, Mons. Aloysius Fondong, que acudió a la iglesia quemada durante el ataque en donde secuestraron a 9 personas. #noalapersecuciónreligiosa pic.twitter.com/993G8RRBVi— ACN Colombia (@iglesiaquesufre) September 21, 2022