Sunday, 30 July 2006


The Bishop's Secretary informs us that in the afternoon of 29 July 2006 Father Patrick Adeso was found dead in his room at the Campus of the Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaounde. Apparently he had been dead for some time already but was only discovered on that afternoon. Burial arrangements are still being made and will be communicated to us later.
Father Patrick was a priest of the Diocese of Kumbo and teacher of Sacred Scripture at the Catholic University. He was born on 21 March 1951 and ordained priest on 19 April 1979.
Please, remember him in your prayers.

Robert Tanto.


At Monday, July 31, 2006 6:50:00 pm, Blogger Kleitos Fru said...

This is a very sad news. Fr. Adeso was an uncle to my friend.
Please post any updates that you might have.
How could he have died and not be discovered for so long.

At Tuesday, August 01, 2006 1:59:00 am, Blogger Nguh-Ntung Awahmukalah said...

rev. father patrick adeso was my uncle.This is a person who would not hurt a fly,a God fearing person but only God knows why somebody would do this to our family ( Adeso's family). I wish that person or the people who planned his murder nothing but the worst and let them burn in hell.This is not the first priest who has been murdered like this before and we need to put and end to this nonsence.May his soul rest in perfect peace and let perpetual light shine upon him.
His nephew,
Nguh-Ntung Awahmukalah

At Tuesday, August 01, 2006 4:34:00 am, Blogger Dominic Awahmukalah said...

Cameroon has become notorious for the killing of her ELITE especially priest. Over the past several year thest assassination of priest has increased and has remained unchecked or investigated.It is a shame that the Catholic church and the state ccan condone these atrocities. Yesrday, it was Bishop Plumey, Acrhbishop Wouking,Fr.Mveng etc and now Fr. Adeso. Who shall be next and what are doing to stem out this plague?.Has the church become a war zone and who are these sycophants fighting for and against.Some measure of basic human safety has to be accorded our priest in such inhospitable places or do not post them there.May the souls of Fr. Adeso and all the other assassinated ptiest rest in perfect peace. Dminc Awahmukalah-Brother-in-law.

At Tuesday, August 01, 2006 9:34:00 am, Blogger neh said...

it would have been okay if he had died of natural causes....but it wasn't! and as if that was not enough,his body was disrespected and left to decompose...woe to anyone who had a hand in this. even a single thought of this!!!

he was a true servant of God. he knew nothing but humilty and peace; so i know that he is in the presence of the Lord now.pls lets never forget him in our prayers as he never did us.

rest in peace father!

At Tuesday, August 01, 2006 1:06:00 pm, Blogger Irene Tamajong said...

I have grown up knowing Father Patrick as my uncle,
We were a proud catholic family to see one of our own chosen to serve in the Lord's ministry.

Father Patrick embraced his calling whole-heartedly and lived and breathed the word of God.

He continued to seek deeper undertanding of religion and faith through out his ministry and tirelessly imparted and shared his wisdom with his congregation and everyone else who was blessed to meet him.

How sad it is, to learn that through the thoughtless acts of cowards, our family, the Church, Father Patrick's friends and acquaintances world-wide, have been deprived of a GREAT CHRISTIAN TEACHER!

Our hearts are heavy, grieving for our beloved son, brother, uncle, and God's disciple!

With despair, I watch my mum grieve, knowing that as the first born of a family of 10 surviving children, she is now the mother and father of her other siblings. She has buried their parents, two of her sisters and is now deeply sadened by the loss of her baby brother, Father Patrick Adeso!

The last known account of Father Patrick is his visit to my brother in Buea where he celebrated a short mass and imparted blessings to the few family members around. When he left Buea on Monday, they never would have guessed what awaited him at his home in Yaounde!

Father Patrick was a very humble man, very down-to-earth, never judgemental but always positive and encouraging.

With heavy hearts we try to accept that it was God's time to call him into his kingdom. His life on earth was short, but he accomplished what the combined lives of many would not begin to comprehend.

May he rest in God's Perfect Peace. Let us all pray for his soul and pray to God to give us the strength to carry on and emulate hims faith and humility. Let us rise above the cowards of the world, respect our fellow human beings and only do what is right in the eyes of the Lord.


By Irene Tamajong, niece to Rev. Fr. Patrick

The Reverend Father Patrick Adeso was a priest of the Diocese of Kumbo and teacher of Sacred Scripture at the Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaounde. He was born on 21 March 1951 and ordained priest on 19 April 1979

At Tuesday, August 01, 2006 4:10:00 pm, Blogger Dominic Awahmukalah said...

During the inception of the Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaounde,Rev.Fr.Dr.Engelbert Kofon perceived and predicted that there was something inherently wrong with the human and administrative setup of the institution.Nobody listened to him then and some even castigated and ostracised him for speaking his mind.
We did not listen to him then, should we not listen to him now?.The Catholic authorities have to urgently revamp that place; without which renowned intellectuals will fear to cross its gates since it has been turned into the dungeon of death for them.Dominic Awahmukalah

At Tuesday, August 01, 2006 4:29:00 pm, Blogger Alison said...

Fr Adeso was a central figure in the Adeso family. The news of his death will remain a shock to us for the rest of our lives. He was a one of the most decent person I have known and it is difficult to comprehend that he must have been faced with so much fear and suffering just before his death, with no one he knew to rescue him. Our hearts are burdened with grief.

Fr, you were a man of God and you had the spirit of God within you. You touched so many lives and taught us that humility, loving God and other human beings were the most important values of life. They were the most important values in your life. On behalf of all those you taught, Thank you!

Greater is HE who was in you than he who is in the world. The God you served and the God we rely on for our strength is above anything we can ever imagine. No amount of darkeness can ever put out the light from a single candle and I know that the light of your live will continue to shine on our memories.

Alison Awuku - niece

At Tuesday, August 01, 2006 9:47:00 pm, Blogger Sam Awuku said...

Sad News. It is difficult to understand things of this nature. I have heard many and a lot of good things about Fr Patrick and was just waiting to see him in person one of this days. The least I expected is to hear of his death. What a lost.

I pause to ask few questions: Is it a crime to be nice, peace loving and committed to the work of God? Is it an abomination to posses the fruits of the spirit mentioned in Galatians 5? The answer is NO!

Vengeance is the Lord's. I am convinced that anyone who has a hand in killing a man of God; God's annointed, will definately face His wrath (THE WRATH OF GOD WILL BE ON THEIR HEAD FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN; UNTILL THEY TURN AWAY FROM THEIR EVIL DEEDS AND REPENT.)

To the Adeso family may the grace and mercy of God streghten you during this trying time. "It is the Lord who gives and it is He who takes". Should it not be He who decides to take, not another human being? However, let's take consolation in the fact that God does not allow anything to happen unless He permits, knowing that at the end of the day, all things will work together for good for those who love Him and are called to His purpose. He will turn all things, no matter how bad for the Glorification of His name. I know Fr. Patrick will join Apostle Paul in telling us that I have fought a good fight, I have ran the race and a crown of glory awaits me with God in heaven. Let this be our experience to make use strong in the Lord.

May the peace and love of the Lord continue to support and heal this unexpected wound inflicted by human (ANIMALS)to human. A man who knows no conflict. May the soul of Fr. Patrick Adeso Rest in Perfect Peace with the Lord that he has served throughout his life. We will meet in heaven.

To the ANIMALS who killed the REV. FATHER of INTEGRITY, HONESTY and DEDDICATION; shame unto you. What have you gained? Nothing! What have you lost? Many! You'll not know peace. I doubt if you'll make it to heaven. Repent and confess! Amen

Sam Awuku (Son in -law)

At Wednesday, August 02, 2006 7:10:00 pm, Blogger Emmanuel A. Ngwa said...

'Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to the Lord what belongs to the Lord.'
Fr. Patrick, I know you are now cradled in the arms of our Lord - a much better place than you left behind.
Some of my recollections of Fr. Patrick inclde the time before he went to the seminary and even then he already knew his calling in life - to devote his life serving the Lord and his fellow man. My memories are of a young and jovial uncle who has always took time from his studies to engage in activities with his nieces and nephews. Above all he was very understanding and forgiving. That is why it is so infuriating and tragic that such a resolute and brilliant young priest could be so violently taken away from us.
Eventhough every cell in my body is aching for vengeance against the sacrilegious perpetrators of this bastardly and cowardly act, Fr. Patrick, I am sure would have reminded by citing the scriptures, "revenge is mine says the Lord".
Through the bloody acts of these pusillaminous cutthroat villians, Fr. Patrick, we were robbed of the chance to say out goodbyes. Farewell for now Fr. Patrick, and until me meet again, we will all strive to adhere to your ideals. Say hello to all our dearly departed loved ones.
Your loving nephew: Emmanuel Ngwa.


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