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Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors.

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

Jun 5, 2019

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

Nov 21, 2018

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

Nov 16, 2018

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

Jun 15, 2017

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

Jun 7, 2017

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

Jun 2, 2017

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

Sep 21, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Dec 4, 2015

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

Apr 24, 2015

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

Oct 7, 2014

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

Apr 5, 2014

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