Pope Francis, during the General Audience, expressed sorrow over the tragic murders of at least six students by unidentified gunmen in Kumba, southwest Cameroon, over the week-end. “I share in the suffering of the families of the young students barbarically killed in Kumba, in Cameroon,” the Pope said. “I feel great bewilderment at such a cruel and senseless act, which tore the young innocents from life while they were attending lessons at school.” “May God enlighten hearts, so that similar gestures may never be repeated again,” “I hope that the weapons will be silenced and that the safety of all and the right of every young person to education and the future can be guaranteed,” he said.
Pope Francis prays for peace in conflict-ridden parts of Cameroon, in the wake of a school shooting in Kumba the lives of several school children. October 27, 2020.