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Screenshot from a video of Cardinal Christian Tumi taken while he was held captive overnight in Nov. 2020.

Cardinal who worked for peace in Cameroon has died

Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi, Cameroon’s first cardinal and a dedicated advocate for peace in the country’s Anglophone crisis, has died... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 3, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin brings message of peace and reconciliation to Cameroon

On a visit to Cameroon this week, the Vatican secretary of state said he is hoping peace and reconciliation can... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican cardinal visits Cameroon as Catholic Church seeks to resolve Anglophone crisis

The Vatican’s Secretary of State kicked off a week-long trip to Cameroon on Thursday in which he will visit a... Read more

Cardinal Christian Tumi, pictured after his liberation on Nov. 6, 2020.

Video shows 90-year-old cardinal telling kidnappers: ‘I will preach what is the truth’

When 90-year-old Cardinal Christian Tumi was interrogated in captivity by armed separatists in Cameroon last week, he calmly told his... Read more

Cardinal Christian Tumi, pictured after his liberation on Nov. 6, 2020.

Cardinal is freed after kidnapping by gunmen in Cameroon

Cardinal Christian Tumi, who was kidnapped by gunmen Thursday evening in Cameroon’s Northwest Region, has been freed.  Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Oct. 28, 2020.

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Cameroon after deadly school attack

Pope Francis appealed for an end to violence in Cameroon Wednesday after seven students were killed in an attack on... Read more

The flag of Cameroon.

English Catholic bishops lament attacks on civilians in Cameroon

Catholic bishops in England appealed Monday for an end to human rights abuses in Cameroon.   Read more

Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya at a Vatican press briefing, Oct. 24, 2018.

Pope appoints new archbishop for booming African diocese

Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya, the new Archbishop of Bamenda in Cameroon, came to international attention during the 2018 meeting of the Synod... Read more

Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors.

Pascal Siakam: How a Toronto Raptors star got his start in seminary

When Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam enters Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night, he will cross himself and... Read more

Fr. Cosmas Ombato Ondari.

Priest killed by military gunfire in Cameroon

A priest serving in Cameroon has been killed by military gunfire, amid a military and political conflict that has rocked... Read more

Religious sisters in Cameroon released one day after kidnapping

Three Franciscan sisters and 13 novices travelling from Bamenda to Shisong in Northwest Cameroon have been released, after they were... Read more

Bishop Jean Marie Benoît Bala of Bafia, who was murdered May 31, 2017.

Cameroon's bishops ask state action to protect clergy in wake of murder

After determining that one of their confreres was murdered two weeks ago, the bishops of Cameroon have called on the... Read more

Autopsy raises questions about circumstances of African bishop's death

Local news reports say that “signs of torture” have been found on the body of a Cameroonian bishop whose body... Read more

A bishop's zuchetto.

Body of African bishop who reportedly committed suicide found

The body of Cameroon Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Balla, who has reportedly committed suicide, has been found, African sources have reported.  Read more

Pilgrims from a Cameroon chiefdom at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 21, 2016.

How Catholics brought women's equality to a Cameroon clan

A region of Cameroon that traditionally believed women to have no value now sees them as equal to men, thanks... Read more

Children in the diocese of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon. Children there are threatened and recruited by Boko Haram.

Military action frees 900 captives of Boko Haram, Cameroon official says

Cameroon’s government has said a multi-national military action has freed 900 hostages of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.  Read more

Children in the diocese of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon, which faces threats from Boko Haram.

Bishop: Boko Haram is spreading to Cameroon – while the world looks the other way

A bishop in Cameroon has sent out an urgent message that the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is increasingly spreading... Read more

Bishop Bruno Ateba of the Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon.

Armed guards escort Cameroon missionaries amid terror attacks

Boko Haram terrorist activity spreading into Cameroon from northeastern Nigeria has caused local Catholic missionaries to increase security, but one... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis prays for kidnapped priests, nun

Pope Francis is remembering in his prayers two Italian priests and a Canadian religious sister who were kidnapped in Cameroon... Read more