Saturday, May 10, 2014

Catholic Bishops Calls for the Release of Abducted Missionaries

Cameroon Bishops have called for the release of the three missionaries who were kidnapped in the Northern Region of Cameroon by suspected militants of Boko Haram. The Bishops made the clarion call today, May 10, 2014 during at close of the 39th plenary assembly of the Episcopal Conference. During the conference, the Bishops expressed their preoccupation on the growing social insecurity in the North, adding that it the persistent insecurity surrounding their activities.  They call for all the Christians to pray for the release of all the hostages in the world, especially the two Rev. Fathers of Canadian nationality and Canadian Nun abducted in the Northern Region of Cameroon. The kidnapping at gunpoint it should be recalled took place on Friday April 4, 2014 night to Saturday at about 11:45 pm in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Militants of Islamic sect Boko Haram are suspected to have carried out the abduction, classified sources say. The two priests Giampaolo Marta and Gianantonio Allergri are from the Northern part of Italy, precisely Vicence and were doing missionary work in archdiocese of Tchere (approximately 20 km away from Maroua, Regional capital of the Far North). Worthy to note that last year, members of the Boko Haram sect abducted Georges Vandenbeusch, a French Priest and the Moulin-Fournier’s family who all later released. Allegations abound high that Boko Haram considers Cameroon as a source of financing and had adopted the attitude of kidnapping in order to out source for funding. Yet Yaounde officials refuted these allegations when the French Priest was released last year by militants of Boko Haram. 

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