The threat of Boko Haram remains in northern Cameroon. In several African countries, organized attacks have decreased as a result of military offensives, but murders, abductions, and suicide bombings continue. Many still live in fear.
The Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in northern Cameroon must contend with this reality, alongside their other challenges and concerns. It is located in one of the poorest parts of the country and takes in large numbers of refugees.
But Cameroon’s faith is unbroken: people flock to the church, and vocations have increased. There are currently 32 young men training for the priesthood in the diocesan seminary; another 18 are in the minor seminary, and four are in their required propaedeutic year, meaning that they are studying to begin seminary training. Given that there are only 84,000 Catholics in the diocese, the size of this group is astonishing.
Cameroon Bishop Bruno Ateba Edo is thrilled by the seminary’s success, but he needs our support in order to train these men well. We plan to give the seminary $30,700.
Will you help the seminarians of poor and endangered Cameroon? We are sure they will remember you in their prayers.
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