Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cameroon Catholic Bishop Commits Suicide

Rescue workers are searching for the body of a Catholic bishop in a river in Cameroon after he went missing two days ago.

The death of the Bishop of Bafia, Jean Marie Benoit Balla, has been confirmed by the Archbishop of Doula, Samuel Kleda, who is also the president of the Episcopal Council

Bishop Baila’s car has been found along the banks of River Sanaga. Some newspapers and social media sites are reporting that a suicide note was found in the car, but others are suggesting that he was murdered.

There have been a number of unsolved mysteries deaths of Catholic clergy in Cameroon. Archbishop Kleda has called for calm as the search for the bishop continues.

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