Monday, August 26, 2019

Abducted Catholic bishop regains freedom

A prominent Catholic bishop in Cameroon has been released by his abductors in the country’s volatile English-speaking Northwest region.

“Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo Diocese has been released by his captors. He is back in the parish and in good health,” the officials said in a statement.

Armed separatists claimed responsibility for kidnapping the bishop last week, claiming that they “wanted him to pray and bless us.”

The abduction came barely a week after two Catholic priests were kidnapped in the region.

Kidnapping of priests has become widespread in the region since an armed conflict started in 2017.