Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty

Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty (left) and Mons. Getahun Fanta Shikune (right)

Pope Francis Transfers Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina Faso, Niger to Nigeria, Appoints Apostolic Vicar in Ethiopia

Jul 16, 2024

The Holy Father has transferred Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty, who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina Faso and Niger to the West African nation of Nigeria.

Bishop Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré and other Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso during during Holy Mass to mark the end of a national day of fasting and prayer for peace and social cohesion. Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

“May God touch their hearts”, Bishop in Burkina Faso Prays for Conversion of Terrorists

May 23, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Dori Diocese in Burkina Faso has offered prayer for the conversion of terrorists, who he says have taken up arms against their people.

The Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina and Niger unveils the placard bearing Pope Benedict XVI Street in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou/ Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Naming of Street after Pope Benedict XVI “brings hope to Burkina Faso, Africa”: Cardinal

Jan 8, 2023

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.

Credit: Archdiocese of Ouagadougou

Late Pontiff “impacted Church through spiritual commitment”: Nuncio in Burkina Faso

Jan 5, 2023

The late Pope emeritus Benedict XVI who was laid to rest Thursday, January 5 in Rome, impacted the Catholic Church through his “intellectual, spiritual and pastoral commitment”, the Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina Faso has said.

Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty addressing journalists Thursday, March 31 after an audience with Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister, Albert Ouédraogo. Credit: Primature Burkina Faso/Facebook

Holy See “ready to accompany” Burkina Faso in Process of Transition, Apostolic Nuncio Says

Apr 1, 2022

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.