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Cameroon Church leaders reject kidnappers’ ransom demand

September 22, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: “We will not pay a dime” to ransom the nine Catholics kidnapped from a Catholic church on September 16, Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Bamenda has announced.

The archbishop, who is president of the Cameroon bishops’ conference, said that the payment of ransom “would create a dangerous precedent,” possibly encouraging other abductions.

The archbishop said that the September 16 raid on St. Mary’s Church in Nchang was carried out by separatist guerillas, who were angry because the Church does not endorse their campaign.

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