Vatican offers to mediate Southern Cameroons-Biya regime standoff 0

A senior cleric of the Holy Roman Catholic Church has said that the Vatican is ready to mediate in the Southern Cameroons crisis.  Commenting of the developing story, local media houses in Cameroon revealed that the Vatican made public its position during the recent UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva.

The Secretary in charge of Relations with States at the Vatican, Bishop Paul Richard Gallagher reportedly told the Minister of External Relations Lejeune Mbella Mbella that the Vatican was beginning to be very concerned with human rights abuses in Southern Cameroons.

We gathered that the meeting with Mbella Mbella lasted for 45 minutes. Nothing about the brutal murder of Bishop Bala of the Bafia Diocese featured in the conversation.

By Rita Akana with files from Journal du Cameroun