In Cameroon, new churches sprout, many illegally

Yaounde, Cameroon (ENInews)–New religious movements in Cameroon are promising quick fixes to the many problems facing the country, but established churches are concerned that the newcomers are offering people false hope. In addition, the government is having trouble controlling the spread of the illegal churches. Judith Fon, a worshipper with one of the new churches, Winners Chapel International, told ENInews that she left the Catholic Church when her father died two years ago. “I needed comfort that the Catholic Church couldn’t offer,” she told ENInews. However, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bamenda, Cornelius Fontem Esua, said, “The lure for these sects lies in the fact that they promise easy solutions to their followers.” 564 words, ENI-12-0273]

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