Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger have, in a collective statement, raised concerns about the increasing number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing insecurity in the West African nation and called for peaceful coexistence between refugees and their host communities.
A Priest serving in Burkina Faso’s Diocese of Banfora located in the Southwestern part of the West African nation is missing, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese has announced.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have outlined four conditions that could guarantee peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections in the West African nation slated to take place on November 22.
A Bishop in Burkina Faso has, in an interview with ACI Africa, welcomed the Framework Agreement between the Holy See and the West African nation, saying the initiative “will enable Church and State to collaborate better.”
Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in a collective statement at the end of their Plenary Assembly, raised concerns about rising cases of insecurity in the West African country saying the situation is “more worrying than ever” and called on relevant authorities to act ahead of elections scheduled for later this year.
The resumption of the celebration of Holy Mass in public in the West African nations of Burkina Faso and Niger is expected on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Thursday, May 21, the Bishops in the two-nation Conference announced over the weekend.
The Archbishop emeritus of Burkina Faso’s Koupela Archdiocese, Séraphin François Rouamba has tested positive for COVID-19, the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN) has confirmed in a March 25 statement.