A Cameroon bishop who was found dead in June was killed for his opposition to homosexual clergy, a local priest has alleged.
Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Bala of Bafia was found dead on June 2, 2017, in mysterious circumstances – his body discovered in a river four miles from his abandoned car after he went missing on May 31.
Now it has been alleged that the 58-year-old bishop was killed for opposing homosexual priests, according to Crux.
Speaking in a memorial Mass homily for the bishop on Thursday, Monsignor Joseph Akonga Essomba gestured towards government ministers and certain clergy present at the service and said: ‘Shame to all those people in black suits and black spectacles always sitting in the front rows of the Church.
‘Shame to all those priests who have come here, pretending to sympathise. These are the people who killed our bishop, because he said ‘No” to the homosexuality perpetrated by those priests.’