The Catholic cathedral of Bafia has been temporarily closed after “a clear act of desecration” at the tomb of Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Bala. The cathedral will be reconsecrated.
Blood was discovered on Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Bala’s tomb and his seat in the cathedral on Monday, August 28 2017.
Catholic Church authorities are yet to confirm if the blood is human blood or from an animal.
The body of Bishop Bala was found in the Sanaga River on June 2. Police say his death was a suicide; the Catholic bishops of Cameroon insist the bishop was tortured and murdered.