Catholic Church in Burkina Faso

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Catechist Murdered in Burkina Faso Showed “remarkable dedication” in Over 20 Years of Church Service: Catholic Priest

Apr 24, 2024

Catechist Edouard Zoetyenga Yougbare who was kidnapped and murdered in Burkina Faso’s  Catholic Diocese of Fada N’Gourma showed “remarkable dedication” in his over two decades of service, a Catholic Priest who interacted with him has told ACI Africa.

Baptism, Confirmation Still Going on despite Insecurity: Catholic Bishop in Burkina Faso

Feb 29, 2024

The preparation of candidates for Baptism and confirmation is still going on in all Dioceses in Burkina Faso despite persistent insecurity, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.

Pilgrims praying at the Shrine of Our Lady of Yagma in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Credit: ACN

Weekend of Gloom as Catholics Killed in Burkina Faso, Monks Abducted in Ethiopia

Feb 27, 2024

Christians in multiple countries experienced what has been described as “a dark weekend” of persecution towards Sunday, February 25, with dozens of killings occurring in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso Political Map. Credit: Peter Hermes Furian via Shutterstock

Over a Dozen Killed in Attack on Catholics at Mass in Burkina Faso “died in faith”: Priest

Feb 25, 2024

At least 15 Catholics attending Sunday Mass in Burkina Faso were killed when “terrorists” attacked Essakane village in the country’s Oudalan province, Northeastern region, a jurisdiction of the Catholic Diocese of Dori.  

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN). Credit: Radio Notre Dame Kaya/Notre Dame TV

Insecurity “persists” in Burkina Faso, 30 Parishes “remain closed, inaccessible”: Bishops

Feb 20, 2024

The persistent insecurity in Burkina Faso has taken a heavy toll on the pastoral activities of the local churches, with some 30 Parishes remaining inaccessible, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have said.

Annual Marian Pilgrimage in Burkina Faso Ends with Turn to Mother Mary for “gift of peace”

Feb 5, 2024

The 28th annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Yagma in Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou Archdiocese has concluded with a call to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for peace in the West African nation.

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

Fiducia Supplicans: Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso, Niger Urge Calmness, “firm” Faith

Dec 21, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger have cautioned the people of God in their respective countries against “anxiety” amid controversies around Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration on the possibility of blessing “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations”, which the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF) released on Monday, December 18.

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Caritas Pledges Humanitarian Support for Families Displaced by Terrorism in Burkina Faso

Dec 2, 2023

Caritas Burkina Faso, supported by Caritas Internationalis (CI) will be providing aid and support aimed at strengthening livelihoods of vulnerable families displaced by terrorism in the West African nation. 

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculation Conception in Ouagadougou. | Rita Willaert via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso Lift COVID-19 Restrictions on Church Activities

Dec 1, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have lifted COVID-19 restrictions during Eucharistic celebrations in the West Africa nation.

Holy Mass in Burkina Faso. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Christians in Burkina Faso Going Back to Church amid Persecution: Catholic Priest

Sep 2, 2023

Christians in Burkina Faso who had abandoned the Church are coming back much stronger, a Catholic Priest serving in the West African nation that is experiencing a high level of persecution has said.

Bishop Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré of the Catholic Diocese of Dori in Burkina Faso. Credit: ACN

Bishop in Burkina Faso in Solidarity with Catholics Skipping Mass for Fear of Attacks

Jul 22, 2023

Many people no longer attend Holy Mass in Burkina Faso for fear of jihadist attacks, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dori has said, and expressed his closeness with those who fear for their lives.

Fr. Valéry Sakougri addressing young people in Burkina Faso. Credit: Courtesy Photo

World Youth Day, “an act of faith” for Youth in Burkina Faso: National Chaplain

Jun 27, 2023

The planned World Youth Day (WYD) 2023 to be realized in Lisbon, Portugal, in August is “an act of faith” that provides young people in Burkina Faso an opportunity to “deepen their faith”, the National Youth Chaplain of the  Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN) has said.

Young people to respresent Burkina Faso during the 2023 World Youth Day (WYD) in person in Lisbon, Portugal. Credit: Fr. Valéry Sakougri

Youth Attending 2023 World Youth Day from Burkina Faso Urged to Return Fearless

Jun 26, 2023

Burkina Faso needs fearless Christians, those who are ready to bear witness to their faith without fear of intimidation, young Burkinabe who are to participate in the 2023 World Youth Day (WYD) in person in Lisbon, Portugal, have been told.

Bishop Wenceslas Compaoré, the first Catholic Bishop of Manga Diocese in Burkina Faso who passed on in Ouagadougou after an illness on 18 June 2023. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pioneer Catholic Bishop of Manga Diocese in Burkina Faso Dies at 88

Jun 19, 2023

Bishop Wenceslas Compaoré, the first Catholic Bishop of Manga Diocese in Burkina Faso, has passed on in Ouagadougou after an illness. He was aged 88.

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.

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Catholic Priests in Burkina Faso in Constant Alertness to Death amid Jihadists Threat

Apr 25, 2023

A Catholic Priest has shared the unending fear of Christians in Burkina Faso, noting that Catholics risk attending Holy Mass and that Priests have to constantly receive sacraments before stepping out for pastoral work, just in case they are killed on the way.

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

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso Decry Daily “misfortune, distress” in Easter Message

Apr 8, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have expressed concern about persistent terrorist attacks that have made “misfortune and distress” a daily experience of the people of God in the West African nation.

Late Moses Sense Simukonde. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Authorities in Burkina Faso Apologize after Shooting Zambian Catholic Missionary

Apr 3, 2023

Police in Burkina Faso have sent an apology to the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) after a shooting incident that claimed a member of the Society of Apostolic Life. 

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Catechists in Niger, Burkina Faso Braving Heightened Insecurity to Make Jesus Christ Known

Mar 23, 2023

Catechists serving in areas located on the border between Niger and Burkina Faso have shared the joy of making Jesus Christ known and “living the beatitudes” amid heightened insecurity in the region.

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Catholic Bishop Decries “terrible” Terrorism Consequences on Church Work in Burkina Faso

Jan 14, 2023

Terrorism in Burkina Faso has taken a heavy toll on the ministry of the local Church in the West African nation, a Catholic Bishop has lamented in a report.