· Catholic missionaries in Cameroon after the kidnapping of two fidei donum priests ·
“The people have been deeply struck by this kidnapping, they are showing us kindness and solidarity, no one wants us to leave”, wrote the fidei donum brothers currently in the Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon, the same area where on the night between 4 and 5 April two priests of the Diocese of Vicenza, Fr Giampaolo Marta and Fr Gianantonio Allegri, and a sister from Canada, Sr Gilberte Bussière, were kidnapped. “The authorities of Cameroon”, they wrote in a letter sent to Il Settimanale, a periodical of the Diocese of Como, “have assured us that they will strengthen the security around our missions, and not only where whites are, because they retain that the Church's work is very important to building the values of peace and brotherhood. Until now in Cameroon the various religions have lived together peacefully and no one wants war”.
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