By Bakah Derick with reports
The Clergy and Lay Christians in the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Kumbo have assembled around their local leader the Bishop to celebrate this year's World Day of Consecrated Life. A pontifical Mass to mark the day took place on Wednesday 2 February 2022 celebrated by His Lordship George Milo.
According to reports from Kumbo, prior to the final Mass, several activities took place leading to the day proper with Religious and Clergy visiting the Kumbo Central prison on Saturday 29 January 2022. On Tuesday 2 February 2022, they assembled at the Shisong Parish Hall to listen and participate in discussions on the letter (encyclical) of Pope Francis on Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti.)
Facilitated by Msgr Oliver Shey Ndi alongside Fr Valery Muaffo and Fr Felix Lukong, refelcrions also centered on the contributions of the Religious and Clergy to the growth of the Diocese of Kumbo as she celebrates the ruby jubilee.
Sporting activities including football by the Cameroon Men and Women associations animated the day.
"One can say, with abundant proof, that the church in Kumbo has drunk to the dregs the spirit of the synod as yesterday one could see not only the Religious for the celebration, but also a great number of the laity flooding the Church to celebrate with the Religious." Rev Fr Dufe Joseph a priest of the Diocese said
Kumbo it should be recalled has remained restive since the emergence of the armed conflict in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.
Bishop George Nkuo has remained steadfast on the ground leading the Christians with pictures of him trekking long distances to hard to reach areas in an effort to meet his Christians.