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Catholic Church in Burkina Faso

Captain Ibrahim Traoré, Burkina Faso's new military leader. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Normalcy “gradually returning to Burkina Faso” Following Second Coup: Catholic Priest

Oct 4, 2022

Normalcy is gradually returning to Burkina Faso days after the country’s military leader, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, was ousted in a military coup, a Catholic Priest in the West African nation has told ACI Africa.

Sr. Suellen Tennyson, a member of the Congregation of the Marianites of Holy Cross freed from captivity in Burkina Faso’s Kaya Diocese. Credit: Kaya Diocese

Burkinabe Diocese in “great joy, gratitude to God” after American Nun Gains Freedom

Aug 31, 2022

The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Kaya in Burkina Faso has expressed “great joy and gratitude to God” following the release of an American Catholic Nun.

Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest Says Islamists Forcing Everyone to Worship in Mosques in Burkina Faso

Aug 31, 2022

Islamists in Burkina Faso are forcing Christians to follow Sharia law and to attend prayers in Mosques, a Catholic Priest in the West African country has told the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International.

“Break down walls of hatred, violence ... build bridges of love”: Cardinal in Burkina Faso

Aug 16, 2022

The Cardinal in Burkina Faso has called upon the people of God in the West African nation to “break down the walls of hatred, violence” and build bridges of love.

Shelter for displaced families in the diocese of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Credit: ACN

Islamists in Burkina Faso Invading Churches, Forcing Catholics to Sit Separately

Aug 7, 2022

Very little Christianity is allowed in several villages in Burkina Faso, and where Catholics can attend Holy Mass, Islamist militants invade churches to ensure that men and women sit on separate benches.

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

Archdiocese in Burkina Faso Soliciting Funds to Repay Bank Loan after Cathedral Renovation

Jul 31, 2022

The Archdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso is soliciting funds internally and externally to repay a 10-year bank loan that the Archdiocese got to renovate Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral.

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

Survivors Recount “terrifying” Experience of July 3 Terrorist Attacks in Burkina Faso

Jul 9, 2022

Survivors of a terrorist attack in Bourasso in Burkina Faso’s Nouna Diocese that left dozens killed have recounted their experiences of the Sunday, July 3 attack.

Auxiliary Bishop of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso Appointed Local Ordinary of Manga Diocese

Jun 16, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Léopold Médard Ouédraogo as the new Local Ordinary of Manga Diocese in Burkina Faso.  

Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso's Ouagadougou Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Burkinabes “really suffering, still await a strong signal in terms of peace”: Cardinal

May 5, 2022

The military leadership in Burkina Faso needs to do “much” more to address the plight of the people of God in the West African nation who are yet to see “a strong signal in terms of peace”, the Cardinal in the country has said. 

Archbishop Paul Yemboaro Ouédraogo (Center) addressing journalists Thursday, April 2 in Burkina Faso. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church in Burkina Faso Set to Resume Pilgrimages Abroad amid Revised COVID-19 Protocol

Apr 23, 2022

The leadership of the Episcopal Commission for Catholic Pilgrimages and Eucharistic Congresses (CEPCE) in Burkina Faso has announced the resumption of international pilgrimages after the West African nation revised COVID-19 protocol.

Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso's Ouagadougou Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cardinal in Burkina Faso Urges Christians to “build bridges of love”, to Shun Hostility

Apr 19, 2022

The Cardinal in Burkina Faso has, in his Easter 2022 Message, called on the people of God in the West African nation to “to break down the walls of hatred” and instead “build bridges of love”.

Sr. Suellen Tennyson, a member of the Congregation of the Marianites of Holy Cross abducted from Burkina Faso’s Kaya Diocese on the night of Monday, April 4. Credit: Kaya Diocese

Prayer Appeal for American Catholic Nun Kidnapped from Kaya Diocese in Burkina Faso

Apr 5, 2022

Prayers are being sought for the safe release of an American Catholic Nun reportedly abducted from Burkina Faso’s Kaya Diocese on the night of Monday, April 4.

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.

Bishop Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré (center) addressing journalists at the of the 4th edition of the Alfred Diban Catholic Solidarity Fund (FCSAD). Credit: CEBN

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso Launch Fund to Help “people, communities facing crises”

Mar 12, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, through the development and humanitarian arm of the Church in the West African nation, Caritas Burkina, launched a solidarity fund to assist people and communities facing crises.