“The diocese was also giving thanks for the seven years of service of its catechist, who lives in Bourasso. Little did the parishioners know that the same night a group of faithful, including two brothers of the catechist, would be murdered by the terrorists,” ACN has further reported.
In the interview with the Catholic Priest of Nouna Diocese, which ACN reported July 6, the Cleric said the people of God in the West African nation remain hopeful despite the recurrent attacks.
“In spite of everything, we keep up our hope,” he said, and added, “We keep up our courage to live the days that God has given us.”
“Here, when you get up, you know that you are alive, but you don’t know if you will still be alive in the evening,” the Catholic Priest said.
In the interview shared with ACI Africa, ACN leadership says it “stands with victims of terrorism”.
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“ACN supports the Catholic Church in Burkina Faso by promoting a return to life for the victims of Islamist violence and displaced people,” ACN leadership says.
ACN officials say the charity “finances projects aimed at healing trauma. It has likewise subsidized several radio projects which promote communication, information sharing and pastoral work in areas where most of the population had to flee to save their lives.”
“In 2021, ACN supported 75 projects in Burkina Faso,” the Catholic entity says in the report shared with ACI Africa July 6.
Jude Atemanke is a Cameroonian journalist with a passion for Catholic Church communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, Jude serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.