Yaoundé, Cameroon, Nov 21, 2018 / 15:08 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A priest serving in Cameroon has been killed by military gunfire, amid a military and political conflict that has rocked the country in recent years.
Fr. Cosmas Ombato Ondari was reportedly killed Nov. 21 in Mamfe, a city in the country’s southwest, CNA has learned. Onari, a member of the Mill Hill Missionaries, had been serving in the country since March 2017, when he was ordained a priest.
Ondari is the second priest killed in recent months in the country. Fr. Alexander Sob Nougi was killed July 20 in the same province where Onari was shot. Nougi was shot at close-range, in an attack that Church officials said was a targeted assassination.
In October, a 19-year-old seminarian was killed in a neighboring province, the epicenter of the country’s military conflict.
Earlier this month, a group of religious sisters was kidnapped by guerillas in the country’s northwest, and released the next day.