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Poster of those abducted in the attack (© ACN).

Five priests, a nun, and three lay people have been abducted in Nchang, south-west Cameroon, after attackers set fire to a church last Friday (16th September). 

Bishop Aloysius Fondong Abangalo of Mamfe, the diocese where the assault on St Mary’s Catholic Church happened, sent a video message to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) after he visited the church’s ruins to rescue the Blessed Sacrament.

He said: “What happened here is an abomination. I think they have not been satisfied trying the patience of men, and now they are trying the patience of God. It is a terrible thing to wrestle with the Lord. May God have mercy on us for this abomination, we should all go down on our knees and ask for pardon for the sins which were committed.”
The Catholic bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastic Province issued a statement following the attack, saying the Catholic Church has been regularly targeted by fighters.
They said: "A wave of persecutions against the hierarchy of the Church is now the new game of the ‘Struggle’, and all kinds of threat messages are sent out against missionaries who have surrendered their lives to work for the people”.

 Please read more here and remember them in your prayers!

Video of Bishop Abangalo rescuing the Blessed Sacrament from the burnt-out church
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