Social media users have been taken aback by the arrest of Rev Father Ludovic who had embarked on a peaceful protests which he decided to demonstrate by walking to Yaounde from Douala.
Prior to his arrest, the prelate had penned down an emotional open letter criticising the government’s handling of the anglophone crisis.
Father Ludovic in his letter said his walk from Douala to Yaounde is in solidarity with the victims of war in the Anglophone regions.
“I am walking to pray and plead on the one hand for dialogue, justice, peace and reconciliation in the North-West and South-West of Cameroon and on the other hand to do penance for the reparation of crimes against human dignity committed in these regions” he published.
Rev. Fr. Ludovic lashed out at the government for the atrocities that have been committed on the people of the Northwest and Southwest region “At the beginning of the Anglophone crisis was a repressed peaceful demonstration and since then human blood has been flowing in the NW / SW regions. Recently, several hundred peaceful demonstrators were arrested and are languishing in the infected cells of our country”.
The prelate says these happenings have hampered him from undergoing with his duties as an ordained priest. “In the face of all of this, I am unable, as a pastor, to rest. I have therefore decided to undertake this pilgrimage which I offer to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, justice, reconciliation and merci, as the five loaves and two fishes of the apostles in the Holy Scriptures (Lc 9, 16).”
The priest ended his open letter by revealing he was going to crown his pilgrimage walk from Douala to Yaounde by organizing a fundraising that will be geared towards providing assistance to Internally Displaced Children from the Northwest and Southwest regions “
“Finally, this phase of my pilgrimage will also be punctuated by fundraising to contribute to the education of children internally displaced in other regions of Cameroon, now that schools are reopening. This outpouring of generosity is the very expression and incarnation of our brotherhood, for, indeed, we are “All brothers”, as Pope Francis has just reminded us in his beautiful and providential encyclical” he said.
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