A missionary priest working in one of the most dangerous countries in the world said this month that “immense” work from religious leaders and mediators is needed to heal the “physical and psychological” damage wrought by years of anti-Christian Islamic violence there.
The planned visit to the United States (U.S) by a section of religious leaders from West Africa to discuss the protracted insecurity in the Sahel region that dates back to January 2012 “will not have any impact”, a Nigerian Catholic Priest with specialization in matters insecurity and terrorism has said.
The naming of the Ouagadougou street where the Apostolic Nunciature in Burkina Faso is located after Pope emeritus Benedict XVI “brings hope” to the West African nation as well as the African continent, the Cardinal in the country said.
The American religious sister kidnapped in West Africa this week is a former international leader of her congregation, who was moved to start a missionary outpost in Burkina Faso after a 2011 visit to the country.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in a collective statement, expressed their awareness of the country’s recent political changes and called upon those who spearheaded the reported coup d’etat to be at the service of the people.
A Catholic Priest in Burkina Faso has appealed for prayers for the West African nation amid reports of a confirmed coup d’etat.
Displaced Christians in Burkina Faso are remembering with nostalgia how joyfully they celebrated Christmas before militants uprooted them from their homes, forcing them to seek refuge elsewhere.
The leadership of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has congratulated the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) as he marks 25 years since he was ordained a Bishop.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in collective statement, condemned the recent attack on the Inata military police camp.
The security situation in the West African country of Burkina Faso is “getting worse by every day,” a Catholic Priest ministering in Burkina Faso’s Fada N’Gourma Diocese has told ACI Africa.
Christians who fled their homes in Burkina Faso have recounted how they lived in fear each day when they learnt that their lives were in danger owing to their religion.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in an open letter, sought to clarify the controversy surrounding contraceptives following the health Minister’s claim that in discouraging the use of artificial birth control methods, Church leaders “undermine the efforts of the government.”
Violation of Christian freedom is on the rise in nearly a half of Africa, Catholic charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) United States, has said while announcing an international campaign to create awareness on religious persecution.
Catholic Journalists in West Africa have been cautioned against a journalism practice that seems to promote activities of terrorism in the Sahel region.
As the Catholic charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, switched to blended communication, including online engagements with its partners following the COVID-19 outbreak, many of the foundation’s collaborators in Africa lagged behind in communication with the aid agency.
Following the August 18 attack on a civilian convoy in Burkina Faso that left 47 people dead and several others injured, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have expressed their closeness with the victims of the attack and their respective families, praying for lasting peace in the country.
The Cardinal in Burkina Faso has cautioned against “false policies” on procreation and family life in Africa, including attempts to link “our poverty … to our numbers.”
The need for the Laity in Africa to connect with members of the Clergy and women and men Religious at a time when people across the globe are struggling with COVID-19 challenges has been emphasized at a virtual conference organized by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).
At the Eucharistic celebration organized at the Vatican to pray for peace in Burkina Faso, Francis Cardinal Arinze reflected on terrorism in Africa, delinking the menace from religion.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger are urging security forces operating in the region to work toward restoring the optimism that had characterized the West African nation of Burkina Faso before the Solhan village massacre.