Bamenda Archbishop calls faithfuls to order, after alleged apparition of Mary

The head of the Bamenda Archdiocese has informed christians ‘that no one can, or is allowed to pronounce with certitude at this time, that the Blessed Virgin Mary is appearing in the said house in Ngomgham.’

His Grace Andrew Nkea in a pastoral letter to the local church on June 8, 2024 said the alleged apparition of Mary – believed to be the Mother of Jesus, in the house of a member of the All Angels Small Christian Community, in the Immaculate Conception Parish Ngomgham, Madam Dorothy Enow Manyor needs ‘thorough discernment’.

The alleged appearance on June 6, has attracted thousands of christians and non christians alike to the site, the prelate said. He informed the general public that only the competent Ecclesiastical Authorities as stipulated by the Norm of the Holy See of May 17, 2024 can be sure of the phenomena.

Archbishop Nkea urged christians to only make use of their parish houses and church shrines for prayers until this investigations are done. He as well affirmed that the household alleged for
the apparition have a right to their privacy.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Marc Brys makes impressive start with Indomitable Lions

New Indomitable Lions coach Marc Brys, won his first match as head coach of the Cameroon national football team on Saturday, June 8, at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium. The Lions humbled visitors Cape Verde in a 4-1 defeat, counting for day three of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2026.

It was a favourable start for the Belgian, who finds himself in the middle of the crisis that has rocked Cameroon football for the past two months. His appointment on April 2 by the Sports Ministry was not initially accepted by FECAFOOT. The federation later agreed to work with the 62-year-old but formed its own administrative, technical and medical staff which it insists is the one recognised by FIFA.

In the victory against Cape Verde, Cameroon displayed an image of unity. There was visible joy on all faces as Ngadeu, Vincent Aboubakar and Nohou Tolo scored to give Cameroon the lead in group D of the qualifiers. The Lions top the table with 7 points.

‘They are united’ Marc Brys commended the dedication shown by the players. ‘You
saw during the match, the group does not need their coach to play well’.

‘We are very happy with these results but we have to maintain our focus’ the coach said, referring to the next match against Angola on June 11. He expressed regret over the chaos that surrounds the national team. ‘It is not productive for the team and 30 million Cameroonians’ He reiterated that he is ‘apolitical’ and is focused on his job.

Source: Cameroon News Agency