Ouagadougou, 12 March, 2022 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, through the development and humanitarian arm of the Church in the West African nation, Caritas Burkina, launched a solidarity fund to assist people and communities facing crises.
Addressing journalists during the Thursday, March 10 launch of the 4th edition of the Alfred Diban Catholic Solidarity Fund (FCSAD), the President of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN) highlighted the importance of the initiative.
“The Alfred Diban Catholic Solidarity Fund aims to show the compassion, charity and mercy of the Catholic Church in Burkina Faso to people and communities facing crises, both inside and outside Burkina Faso,” Bishop Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré said.
Bishop Dabiré added, “The establishment of the fund is justified by the lack of funds available for a rapid reaction of the Catholic Church to crises. Through the FCSAD, the Church is aiming for independence and anticipation.”
“This must be understood as a tool for expressing the freedom and dignity of our Church Family of God in Burkina Faso,” the Burkinabé Bishop said.