Three Claretians abducted in Cameroon

Rome, Nov. 28, 2018: Three Claretian missionaries have been kidnapped in the Anglophone region in southwest Cameroon.

They are Fathers Jude Thaddeus Langeh Basebang and Placide Muntong along with a seminarian from the congregation officially known as the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

They were kidnapped on November 24, by armed men on the road to Muyenge, where they were going on a mission of evangelization and assistance at the local parish.

So far there is no further information on the identity of the kidnappers.

Several religious have been victims of the violence in Cameroon. On November 21, Father Cosmas Omboto Ondari, a Kenyan missionary from the Missionary Society of St Joseph of Mill Hill, was shot dead in Kembong, a few kilometers from Memfe, the provincial capital of the South-Eastern Province.


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