By Ireneaus Chia Chongwain
Kumbo Diocese has come of age after celebrating its Silver Jubilee on December 8, 2007. The event brought together not only thousands of Christians and well wishers in and around Kumbo, but also a cream of Cameroon's episcopate. One major fact stood out from the event- the history of Kumbo Diocese, in particular, and Bui Division, in general, will, at best, remain incomplete and at worst, simply distorted without an acknowledgement of the contributions the Catholic Church has made to the development of that locality. As it was the case in the past, present evangelical needs remain daunting. It will be a mistake to assume things will be any easier in the coming years. While Mgr Cornelius Esua was the diocese's pathfinder, the present bishop, Mgr George Nkuo, comparatively younger and stronger, is expected to be the diocese's builder as he strives to deepen the faith and erect edifices where his predecessor set the signposts.