CATHOLIC CHURCH: CAMEROON PRIEST REPORTEDLY COMMITTED SUICIDE IN FRANCE
The Reverend Father left Cameroon several years ago for France. According to information reaching us, Bishop Samuel Kleda the Archbishop of Douala his boss had proposed on August 31, 2016, that he returns to the country, and that he would entrust him with new functions. A proposal that did not meet the enthusiasm of Father Antoine de Padoue Chang, who then remained in France until the day he was found dead in his home in Gap, in the south of France, precisely in St Marcelin.
According to a letter received by our editors, it is up to Bishop Samuel Kleda of Douala Diocese to consult with the family of the deceased priest in order to decide whether or not to repatriate his remains and choose a place for his burial.
Even in the south of France, he threatened to denounce the pedophile and homosexual Bishops, of whom he had a particular aversion. Whatever the real causes of this death, he will be dead as he lived: in controversy. That’s how he seemed most comfortable.
Father Antoine de Padoue Chang, we are told, was under medical treatment but his clinical condition unknown to the archdiocese of Douala.
Recall that he was also a media man and especially a committed journalist. It is under his control that the oldest newspaper in Cameroon belonging to the Catholic Church “L’Effort Camerounais”, reached its peak of dispersion during the post-independence period. Sick, misunderstood, difficult to live with, he probably thought that the best thing would be to end life unless death hides something else.