By Emmanuel W. Verdzeka (Originally published on L'Effort Camerounais)
Late Fr. Fontegh
Members of four divisions of Kumbo Catholic Women's Association, CWA, and for the first time, the Catholic Men's Association,
Fr. Fontegh was killed in cold blood 20 years ago when he was principal of
The solemn event started with a Holy Mass, which Kumbo Vicar General and principal of
In his homily Rev. Fr. Mbuh described Fr. Fontegh's assassins as Jews who killed Jesus thinking they were carrying out a Holy duty. He said Fr. Fontegh was killed because he stood for the truth. He noted that the Holy Spirit inspires all but does not inspire people to do what is wrong, but rather what is right. He therefore urged Christians to use the Holy Spirit’s inspiration to speak the truth, bear witness to the truth and to lead lives built on truth.
As a step towards filling the vacuum Fr. Fontegh’s death left, a special offertory was organised during the Mass to encourage more vocations in St. Aloysius Minor Seminary.
At the end of Mass, Kumbo CWA vice diocesan president, Christiansia Banadzem thanked the officiating ministers, the CWA, the
Rev. Fr. Roland Berngeh hailed the massive turn out, stating that it testifies people are finding their path to salvation. While describing priests as the bridge between God and Christians, he exhorted Christians to pray continuously for priests to be holy.
Prayers were also said at the oratory where Fr. Fontegh was found dead. A wreath was also placed on Fr. Fontegh’s tomb at the