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Cameroon:Bishops issue stern call in fight against Coronavirus

Bishops at previous plenary sitting (c) copyright

Bishops in Cameroon have reiterated the call for the population to continue respecting preventive measures against the COVID-19 in order to defeat the pandemic.

The pandemic was one of the issues of discussion on their table last week during the 46 Ordinary Assembly of the Assembly of Bishops held from April 11-17 at the headquarters of the National Episcopal Conference in Yaounde.

Chaired by Mgr Abraham Kome, President of the National Episcopal Conference, the Bishops discussed a wide range of issues affecting the church and the state and made a series of proposals.

As concerns the resurgence of the COVID-19 in the country and the recent vaccination drive, the Bishops received and listened to a number of experts in the vaccination domain to get some clarifications. They then joined their voices to call on the population to redouble vigilance in the face of the resurgence of the pandemic.

The Bishops also took interest in the high profile deaths that have occurred in the country in the past weeks as they expressed commiserations to the government of Cameroon.

For one week, the Bishops had as major tasks to listen to the reports of the 14 commissions of the National Episcopal Conference, to which they made recommendations towards a more efficient functioning of the body.

The week was also punctuated by the celebration of the eighth anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope Francis on Tuesday, April 13 at the Basilica of Mary Queen of the Apostles in Mvolye. Two days later, they also held prayers for the eternal repose of His Eminence Christian Cardinal Tumi, Archbishop Emeritus of Douala.

At the end of their meeting, the Bishops elected Presidents of the various commissions of th National Episcopal Conference and appointed certain heads of service.

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