PAN AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC EXEGETES 2015
17th CONGRESS OF THE PANAFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC EXEGETES MEET IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BAMENDA
Biblical scholars from Africa and Madagascar have been meeting in the Blessed Paul VI Memorial Pastoral Centre, Bamendankwe in the Archdiocese of Bamenda. The scholars meeting under the theme : Bible and Leadership in Africa, began on Tuesday 8 September 2015 with a Pontifical concelebrated Holy Mass in the St Joseph's Metropolitan Cathedral, Mankon, with Bishop Raymond Ahouha, of Grand Bassa, Cote d"Ivoire, as main celebrant. Also present were the Archbishop of Bamenda, His Grace Cornelius Fontem Esua, his Auxiliary, Bishop Agapitus Nfon; His Excellency the Governor of the North West Region, priests, religious and many of the laity. On Wednesday 9 September the day began with a presentation by Prof. Ndaiye of the University of Dakar, on Leadership in Africa. The founding fathers of Africa had a clear vision and sincerely wanted to free their people from colonialism; unfortunately, in the course of time, African leaders seemed to have lost their sense of direction and some have become dictators and oppressors of their own people. There is a need therefore to review our leadership style and the Church could be of help. There also inputs using different concepts and personalities as biblical models for African leadership to copy.
BURIAL OF FR EVARISTUS YUFANYI: 2 SEPTEMBER 2015
The Very Reverend Fr Evaristus Vughe Yufanyi, prest of the Archdiocese of Bamenda died in St Elizabeth's Catholic Hospital Shisong on Monday 24 August at 11pm. His mortal remains were laid to rest in the Bamenda Metropolitan Cathedral premises on Wednesday 2 September 2015. The final journey began with the removal from the mortuary of the St Elizabeth's Catholic Hospital where Fr Yufanyi died. The first requiem Mass was celebrated in Shisong at 11am by Mgr Roland Njowir Berngeh, Vicar General of the Diocese of Kumbo. During his homily, Mgr Berngeh call on all Christians to be ready for death at any time and not to be clogged to the things of this world. After the Mass in Shisong, the funeral convoy led by the ADP chair Fr Ernest Timchia Tubuo and the private Secretary of the Archbishop, left at 1.30pm. There were organized stops for Christians to pay their last homage at Babessi, Baba, Bamunka-