Wednesday, 9 August 2006


The circumstances surrounding Father Adeso's death are difficult to interpret. He was, however, given a decent funeral on Tuesday 1st August 2006 at Kumgo.
During his funeral Mass, which took place in Kumbo Cathedral without his mortal remains, Archbishop Esua encouraged mourners with the assurance that Patrick was with God. His mortal remains were brought after Mass from the Shisong mortuary to the grave yard behind the Cathedral where he was laid to rest.

The mortal remains were not brought to the Church for medical reasons.

The Archbishop assured the congregation that
Patrick was with the Lord.!

Patrick was carried to his final resting place by his brother priests. They missed him in Church during the Requiem Mass, but it was a blessing to carry him with dignity to his final resting place!

It was difficult to take in the truth: Patrick was being lowered to his grave. We can only hope to meet him again in heaven. May his soul rest in perfect peace! Amen.

Present for the funeral was a mammoth crowd, including Mgr Patrick Lafon, Secretary of the National Episcopal Conference, and Bishop Immanuel Bushu of Yagoua.

Photos: courtesy of Livinus Bam

Robert Tanto.