Bishop Michael Bibi of Buea Diocese visits, prays and consoles wounded CDC workers.

The Bishop of Buea, His Lordship Michael Bibi, has visited workers of the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) who survived the February 10th, 2023 gun attack.

The Prelate prayed and consoled the over 40 wounded workers currently receiving medical attention in a health facility under his territorial circumscription.

Mgr Bibi moved from one ward to the other, praying, consoling and reminding the wounded workers that they are not alone during this dark period in their lives. He assured them of his prayers and that of the people of God in the Diocese of Buea.

During the visit, some patients and medical staff thanked the Bishop for visiting them. According to the patients, the Visit of Bishop Bibi is a sign of hope and consolation to them and a testament to the fact that their Chief Shepherd cares for them and is willing to be with them at all times.

It should be recalled that when the news of the incident broke, the Bishop wept for human life, and condemned in strong terms the killing of the workers.

“I learnt with a saddened heart the tragic news about five workers of the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) Banana Group, comprising four men and one woman, shot dead and several others wounded on Friday February 10, 2023… “I vehemently condemn with the strongest words this devastating and despicable inhuman act which has no moral, judicial, social or political justification irrespective of the motive.

The act is not only a heinous crime against humanity, but a sin against God as no one has the right to take away the life of another for whatever reasons. Human life remains sacrosanct and no one, except God, has power over it (EX 20:13, Evangelium Vitae, 53),” Mgr. Bibi had stated.

To the Prelate, the church cannot remain indifferent to the shedding of innocent blood, kidnapping, banditry and looting that are becoming rife in the society today.

“It is unfortunate that such abominable acts are becoming more and more common in our communities today. As a Christian community we cannot be indifferent to the shedding of innocent bleed, kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, looting, and destruction of livelihoods and displacement of people from their homes. In the face of all these, I urge Christians to remain resolute in professing their faith and bearing witness to Christ and to the dignity of all human life.”


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