2, August 2017
Troops from the Rapid Intervention Battalion, BIR have been deployed to Bafia for the funeral ceremony of the late Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Bala. The late Bishop started his last journey yesterday evening with prayers, meditation and religious rites.
The decision to send soldiers to Bafia was made when information filtered that some Christians of the Bafia Diocese were preparing a violent anti government demonstration to demand a clear explanation on the killing of the Prelate.
Meanwhile, there has been a slight modification in the original program made by the Diocese. The new program certainly from Douala indicates that the funeral convoy will make a stop at the Sanaga Bridge, where the Late Bishop’s car was parked, with the alleged suicide note “I am in the water”.
The new program below reads:
Today Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Removal of the Corpse from the Yaounde General Hospital Mortuary at 9 a.m
Mass at the Our Lady of Victory Cathedral in Yaounde
Departure for Bafia
Arrival of the remains of the Prelate at the Ebebda Bridge via Balamba and Ombessa
Arrival at the entrance of Bafia town in a slowdown funeral procession
Laying in state at the Bafia Cathedral
First mass at 6 p.m. Mass after every three hours (9 p.m, midnight, 3 a.m and 6a.m)
Tomorrow Thursday 3rd August 2017
Requiem mass at 10 a.m
Source: Cameroon Info.Net