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Latest stories: Burkina Faso

Some participants attending the refresher course organized by UCAP Burkina Faso for Catholic Journalists in West Africa. Credit: UCAP Burkina Faso

Catholic Journalists in West Africa Cautioned against Promoting Terrorism in News Reports

Catholic Journalists in West Africa have been cautioned against a journalism practice that seems to promote activities of terrorism in the Sahel region.

Burkina Faso Sr. Anne Marie Kaboré SIC (Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of Ouagadougou) during Covid-19, giving an interview and taking part in a programme for children from the catechesis for 14 Radios. Credit: ACN

Poor Internet Connection during COVID-19 Stalls Catholic Charity’s Initiatives in Africa

As the Catholic charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, switched to blended communication, including online engagements with its partners following the COVID-19 outbreak, many of the foundation’s collaborators in Africa lagged behind in communication with the aid agency.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN)/Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Catholic Church Condoles with Victims of Terrorist Attack in Northern Burkina Faso

Following the August 18 attack on a civilian convoy in Burkina Faso that left 47 people dead and several others injured, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have expressed their closeness with the victims of the attack and their respective families, praying for lasting peace in the country.

Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso's Ouagadougou Archdiocese addressing pilgrims during the 26th Archdiocesan pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Yagma.

Cardinal in Burkina Faso Cautions against “false policies” on Procreation, Family Life

The Cardinal in Burkina Faso has cautioned against “false policies” on procreation and family life in Africa, including attempts to link “our poverty … to our numbers.”

A poster announcing the July 28 webinar organized by by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA). Credit: AMECEA

African Laity Encouraged to “be in touch with” Clergy, Religious amid COVID-19 Challenges

The need for the Laity in Africa to connect with members of the Clergy and women and men Religious at a time when people across the globe are struggling with COVID-19 challenges has been emphasized at a virtual conference organized by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

Francis Cardinal Arinze during the Holy Mass at the Vatican to pray for peace in Burkina Faso. Credit: Vatican Media

At Vatican’s Holy Mass for Peace in Burkina Faso, Nigerian Cardinal Reflects on Terrorism

At the Eucharistic celebration organized at the Vatican to pray for peace in Burkina Faso, Francis Cardinal Arinze reflected on terrorism in Africa, delinking the menace from religion.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN)/Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Security Forces in Burkina Faso, Niger Urged to Work Toward Restoring Previous Optimism

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger are urging security forces operating in the region to work toward restoring the optimism that had characterized the West African nation of Burkina Faso before the Solhan village massacre.

Among the victims in the aftermath of the bloodiest terrorist attack since Islamist violence began are also Christians/ Credit:  Aid to The Church in Need (ACN)

Attacks on Villages Becoming Unpredictable, Burkinabe Bishop on Insecurity

A Catholic Bishop in Burkina Faso has said attacks on villages have multiplied and become increasingly unpredictable. 

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

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.

Fr. Norbert-Éric Abekan/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ivorian Priest Calls for Collaboration in Tackling Terrorism after Burkina Faso Killings

A Catholic Priest in Ivory Coast is advocating for collaborative strategies in the fight against terrorism following last weekend’s attack on Solham village in Burkina Faso during which at least 160 people lost their lives.

Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso's Ouagadougou Archdiocese. Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Burkina Faso’s Cardinal Renews Call for Prayers Following Deadly Saturday Attack

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.

Homes and the local market burnt during the overnight raid on Solhan village in the Yagha Province of Burkina Faso. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholics in Burkina Faso Offering Prayers for Victims of Solhan Village Attack

Catholics in Burkina Faso have been invited to offer special prayers for the victims of the attack on Solham village in the Northern part of the country that left at least 160 people dead.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN)/ Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso, Niger Call for Safeguarding of Human Life amid Threats

Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger have, in their latest Pastoral Letter circulated Tuesday, May 25, called on the people of God in the two neighboring West African nations to commit themselves to safeguarding human life.

Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral of Burkina Faso’s Bobo-Dioulasso Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Renovation of Burkina Faso’s 2nd Oldest Cathedral “pride of Catholic community”: Cardinal

The just completed renovation of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral of Burkina Faso’s Bobo-Dioulasso Archdiocese is a source of “pride” for the Catholic community in the West African nation, the Cardinal who presided over the inauguration of the renovated Cathedral has said.

Map showing Kodyel village where terrorists killed at 30 civilians in an attack on May 3. Credit: Public Domain

Catholics in a Burkinabe Village “on the alert” Following Monday Terrorist Attack: Priest

Catholics living in Kodyel village in Burkina Faso’s Fada N’Gourma Diocese are “on the alert” following the Monday, May 3 terrorist attack that left at least 30 people dead and several others injured, a Priest in the Burkinabe Diocese has told ACI Africa.

Several Caritas bodies in Africa are among signatories of an open letter to world leaders urging them to address hunger. Credit: Caritas Internationalis

Catholic Entities in Africa Join Global Calls to Address Hunger Facing Millions Globally

Catholic entities in Africa are among 264 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society bodies that are calling on government leaders around the world to address hunger facing an estimated 270 million people globally.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN) during the April 14 -16 National Forum on Land Governance and Social Cohesion.

Revise, Translate Land Laws to Local Languages: Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have called on the government of the West African nation to revise and translate the country’s land laws into native languages and local dialects.

Fr. Paul Béré / Courtesy Photo

Let Africa “sing” her Success Stories, Burkinabé Cleric on Challenges Facing Continent

The biggest challenge in Africa is the inability to bring out successes on the continent and the bright future that awaits various African countries in the coming years, a Rome-based Catholic Priest, a native of Burkina Faso, has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Bishop Laurent Dabire of Burkina Faso's Dori Diocese / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Amid Insecurity in Burkina Faso, Christians “live their faith, whatever the cost”: Bishop

A Catholic Bishop serving in Burkina Faso has, in an interview, acknowledged the faith, the “perseverance and resilience” of the people of God in the West African nation amid threats of insecurity arising from the Sahel crisis. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN) / Fr. Paul Dah/Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN)

Bishops in Burkina Faso, Niger Express Concerns Over IDPs, Call for Peaceful Coexistence

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.