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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cameroon Crisis: the Vatican expressed worries

The Secretary for Relations with States to the Holy See expressed this wish to the Cameroonian Minister of External Relations.

The Vatican is concerned about the Anglophone crisis. Since October 2016, the North West and South West regions are experiencing an unprecedented socio-political crisis, against a backdrop of independence demands. The crisis has already, according to international organizations, nearly 500,000 displaced.

Mr. GR Richard Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with the States to the Holy See, was received in audience on February 25, 2019, by Lejeune Mbella Mbella, Cameroonian Minister of External Relations (MINREX). The diplomat "has expressed the wish of the Holy See to help Cameroon to resolve the situation in the north-west and south-west regions, while welcoming the efforts made so far by the Government," reads -in a statement issued by MINREX after the exchanges.

During this three-quarters of an hour audience, the two men also discussed bilateral cooperation between Cameroon and the Holy See. We learn that the Vatican will continue to support our country in the field of education. Mr. Gallagher took the opportunity to solicit an audience for the Apostolic Nuncio to the Head of State. Hearing at which the Vatican envoy will give Paul Biya a letter addressed to him by Pope Francis.