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Cleric Alleges Cameroon Bishop Killed for Resisting Gay Priests
Crux ^ | 8/5/17 | Ngala Killian Chimtom

Posted on 08/05/2017 6:52:04 PM PDT by marshmallow

At a memorial Mass this week for a Cameroon bishop who died under mysterious circumstances, a cleric who's taken over as the administrator of the diocese charged that the authors of the murder were in the church, "pretending to sympathize," and that the bishop died for standing up against gays in the priesthood.

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon - Ever since the body of Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Bala of Bafia, Cameroon, was discovered in a local river about four miles from where his car had been abandoned, questions have abounded about his death - was it suicide, as the police allege, or a “brutal assassination,” as the country’s bishops insist?

If it was indeed murder, who killed the 58-year-old prelate?

In response, the current apostolic administrator of Bala’s diocese, Monsignor Joseph Akonga Essomba, delivered a blunt answer on Thursday during a homily at a memorial Mass: The bishop was killed, he said, because he stood up against homosexuals in the Church and the priesthood.

Pointing to the front rows of the Church where most government ministers and other important personalities sat, and casting a sweeping look at fellow priests and bishops, Essomba charged:

“Shame to all those people in black suits and black spectacles always sitting in the front rows of the Church,” he said.

“Shame to all those priests who have come here, pretending to sympathize. These are the people who killed our bishop, because he said ‘no’ to the homosexuality perpetrated by those priests,” Akonga said.

He said those who actually killed the bishop were people in positions of power, but it was homosexual priests who betrayed him.

Akonga doubled down on what Cameroon’s bishops have been saying all along - that, contrary to forensic reports purporting that the bishop died by drowning, he was “brutally murdered.” He said Bala was........

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: cameroon; clerics; isolatedincident; lgbt; murder; mutilation; pastors; priests

1 posted on 08/05/2017 6:52:04 PM PDT by marshmallow
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Wow! Very sad, yet tremendous witness.

2 posted on 08/05/2017 7:21:21 PM PDT by SpirituTuo
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Two autopsies were carried out by Cameroonian doctors, but the results were never made public.

Instead, recourse was made to foreign experts. A forensic diagnosis commissioned by INTERPOL and carried out by Professor Michael Tsokos, Director of the Berlin Institute of Forensic Medicine in Germany, and Doctor Mark Mulder, Coordinator of the Disaster Victim Identification Unit of INTERPOL, who arrived in Cameroon on June 29, 2017, came up with the conclusion that the bishop drowned.

The bishops, however, have since rejected the report, insisting that they have evidence Bala was “brutally assassinated.”

I've read a number of articles on this, and every single one said that the autopsy showed:

1) several arms/legs broken,
2) not a drop of water in his lungs, indicating that he was dead before he hit the water,
3) signs of torture on the body,
4) his genitals hacked off.

Obviously (do I even have to say it?), #4 points directly to "he stood up against homosexuals in the Church and the priesthood."

3 posted on 08/05/2017 7:43:19 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (To restore all things in Christ~~Appeasing evil is cowardice~~Francis is temporary. Hell is forever.)
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Dear God, have mercy on us if this is happening.

4 posted on 08/05/2017 8:06:36 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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5 posted on 10/10/2017 10:56:45 PM PDT by piasa (...)
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