The persistent insecurity in Burkina Faso has taken a heavy toll on the pastoral activities of the local churches, with some 30 Parishes remaining inaccessible, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have said.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger have cautioned the people of God in their respective countries against “anxiety” amid controversies around Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration on the possibility of blessing “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations”, which the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF) released on Monday, December 18.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have lifted COVID-19 restrictions during Eucharistic celebrations in the West Africa nation.
Catholic Bishops in Togo are organizing a “triduum prayer” for peace in Niger following a July 26 military coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum from power.
Members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) have expressed their “solidarity and spiritual closeness” with the people of God in Niger following a July 26 military coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum from power.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have expressed concern about persistent terrorist attacks that have made “misfortune and distress” a daily experience of the people of God in the West African nation.
The representative of the Holy Father in Burkina Faso has said the Holy See is ready to accompany the West African nation in its process of transition following the military coup that ousted former President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.
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.
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.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in collective statement, condemned the recent attack on the Inata military police camp.
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.”
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.
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.
A Catholic Bishop in Burkina Faso has said attacks on villages have multiplied and become increasingly unpredictable.
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.
Catholics in Burkina Faso have been invited to offer special prayers for the victims of the attack on Solham village in the Northern part of the country that left at least 160 people dead.
Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger have, in their latest Pastoral Letter circulated Tuesday, May 25, called on the people of God in the two neighboring West African nations to commit themselves to safeguarding human life.
Catholic Bishops in Niger have extended their goodwill message to the Muslim faithful in the West African nation for concluding the Holy Month of Ramadan, marked by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr (the festival of breaking the fast).
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have called on the government of the West African nation to revise and translate the country’s land laws into native languages and local dialects.
A Catholic Bishop serving in Burkina Faso has, in an interview, acknowledged the faith, the “perseverance and resilience” of the people of God in the West African nation amid threats of insecurity arising from the Sahel crisis.