Interviewed by Fr Antoine de Padoue Chonang
Our tradition has positive elements that should be exploited. Do ancestral customs blend well with the Christian faith? The Bishop of Nkongsamba, Mgr Dieudonné Watio, answers this pertinent question in this interview which he accorded L'Effort camerounais, as well as in his book, titled, "ANCESTOR WORSHIP AMONG THE NGYEMBA AND THE PASTORAL CONSEQUENCES".
Here are excerpts from an interview on that book:
My Lord, how do you evaluate the rout that the Diocese of Nkongsamba has trod during the 50 years of its existence?
Evangelisation has made enormous progress with the help of catechists, some of whom were real apostles. There are those who gave their lives so that the Gospel may be well implanted. We take the example of Raphaël Nintcheu who was assassinated, and also Aloys Tapiemene who was assassinated in Bangang and whose beatification cause we are thinking of initiating.