Vatican City, Sep 21, 2016 / 14:03 pm
A region of Cameroon that traditionally believed women to have no value now sees them as equal to men, thanks to a lay Catholic apostolate in the area.
"Before the coming of the Focolare Movement, the women had no say, but the movement has taught us a lot of things," said Nicasius Nguazong, who is the Fon – similar to a king – of the Cameroonian chiefdom of Nwangong.
Fon Nicasius and about 40 other pilgrims, including other heads of northwest Cameroonian clans, travelled to Rome to mark the 50th anniversary of the Focolare Movement first coming to the Bangwa people.
They attended the Pope's Wednesday General Audience, and several met with Pope Francis Sept. 21.