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Cameroon/Anglophone Crisis: The people of Kikaikom celebrate the reopening of their parish

By Njix Sharon

The people of Kikaikom village in Kumbo, Bui Division of the North West Region of Cameroon on Friday, November 15, came together to reopen the St. Paul’s Parish in their community after 3 months of spiritual starvation.

It is a glorious souvenir for the people of Kikaikom as they now have the chance to worship God in their own parish.

The celebration was graced with the presence of the Bishop of Kumbo, Mgr. George Ntuo, 15 priests of the Kumbo Presbyterium, 2 Deacons, as well as several Religious from all Mission Stations of the parish.

The occasion was cheered by both Christians and Muslims.

During their first Holy Mass, the Bishop encouraged his faithfuls to continue to faith in God.

“God never abandons us, the hardships and troubles we experience daily are opportunities for growth and so we must give away all false gods, so that God may make us men and women of faith,” the Bishop said.

The central aspect of the Catholic faith, he continued, is the Sacred Body and precious Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist.

He added that the reopening of the parish was an opportunity for Christians to live and practice their faith as well as celebrate it in their community following the rules of the Church.

In spite of the insecurity in the North West region, the Bishop alongside Priests and other participants came to witness the marvel of the Lord, while for some it was a unique experience.

Amidst the celebration, the Parish got an interim parish priest, Rev. Fr. Edwin Boye Kinga S. D.

It’s in this light that the chairperson on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council and Christians expressed their joy and gratitude and openly promised to guarantee the security of the Priest and the Blessed Sacrament.

It should be noted that the Kikaikom parish was built in 2012. After 3 months of closure, it’s reopening can be seen as a blessing to the people of that community.

With Radio Evangelium Kumbo.

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