Ouagadougou, 14 June, 2021 / 8:14 pm (ACI Africa).
The naming of the Ouagadougou 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 has said.
Speaking at the Sunday, June 13 ceremony to unveil the newly named street, previously called street 54.160, Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo described Benedict XVI as a great pastor whose name “brings hope to Burkina Faso, to Africa and to the world and promotes the spirit of dialogue, reconciliation, justice and peace in the hearts of all people.”
“Let us make this street a place where peace awakens faith,” the Archbishop of Ouagadougou added.
Also speaking at the event, the Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina Faso and Niger, Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty said the naming of the street “is a sign of gratitude to the Pope, now emeritus, who established the Apostolic Nunciature in Ouagadougou on June 12, 2007, and on the same day appointed Archbishop Vito Rallo as the first Apostolic Nuncio resident in the country.”