Bishops of Cameroon have ended a one week visit to the Vatican. The Visit from the 10 to the 16 of September 2023 is a tradition of the Roman Catholic that instructs Bishops within an Episcopal Conference; this case Cameroon, to visit the Vatican; Seat of the Catholic Church every five years in what is known within the church's circles as Visita ad Limina Apostolorum meaning visit to the
Thresholds of the Apostles (Peter and Paul).
According to a release by the Secretary General of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC), the high point of their Ad Limina visit was the audience with the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Mgr Jervis Kebei Kewi explains that the Bishops and the Pontiff "discussed matters affecting the life of the Church in Cameroon: the Pastoral Life of the Church, the formation of priests
and Catechists, immigration, the up coming Synod on Synodality, interreligious dialogue, the situation of the socio-political and economic crisis, that our country Cameroon, has been going through and the security situation of the World at large." The Release notes that Pope Francis "promised to continue to pray for peace in our country and
assured the Bishops of his closeness to the people of Cameroon."
The Current President of NECC, His Grace, Andrew F. Nkea, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamenda led the delegation that prayed in some of the most important places and churches as well as met with top officials of the Catholic Church and Cameroonians in the Vatican.