Ouagadougou, 08 June, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Cardinal in Burkina Faso has launched a renewed call for prayers in solidarity with victims of what has been described as one of the deadliest attacks in the West African country in recent years.
More than 160 people are said to have been killed when militants attacked residents of Solham village in the Northern part of the country.
In a report shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, June 8, the Archbishop of Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou Archdiocese, Philippe Cardinal Ouedraogo sends condolences to victims of the Saturday, June 5 attack.
“Our country, Burkina Faso, has once again suffered a tragic attack in Solhan … in the Yagha region of the Sahel. In the name of our Church Family of God, we offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and entrust to the Lord's mercy the victims of Solhan and all the victims of terrorist attacks, both civilian and military, in our country,” Cardinal Ouedraogo says in the report.
He adds, “To show our solidarity with all the victims, whatever their religious or ethnic affiliation, and with those populations traumatized by acts of violence, we launch a renewed call to prayer throughout the territory of the Archdiocese of Ouagadougou.”