Yaoundé, Cameroon, Jun 15, 2017 / 23:04 pm
After determining that one of their confreres was murdered two weeks ago, the bishops of Cameroon have called on the national government to take up its task of protecting human life.
Bishop Jean Marie Benoît Bala of Bafia, who was 58, left his residence late in the evening of May 30. He disappeared, and his car was found parked on the Sanaga bridge near Ebebda, about 25 miles northwest of Obala. His body was found June 2, about 10 miles from the bridge.
A note was found in his car which reportedly read: "Do not look for me! I am in the water." This gave rise to the belief that he had committed suicide.
However, an autopsy showed that the bishop had not drowned, and there were signs of torture on his body.