Pope Francis Intervenes in Troubled Nigerian Diocese

Pope Francis received a delegation from the Nigerian Diocese of Ahiara in private audience on June 8, 2017, and he called an ongoing ethnic conflict, sparked by an appointment of a bishop in the diocese ‘unacceptable,’ reported the Holy See Press Office in a statement.


Bishop of Bafia, Cameroon, dies under suspicious circumstances

YAOUNDE JUNE 6, 2017(CISA)-The body of Bishop Jean-Maries Balla of the Catholic Diocese of Bafia has been found in a river 78 kilometres from the country’s capital Yaoundé. His car was found on May 31 on a bridge over the Sanaga River with a note, “Do not look for me, I am in the water,” reported CNA. The bishop had been missing since May 30 after he left his office in Bafia at about 11.30 pm. It was unclear where he was headed.

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