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.
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.
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.
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, has passed on in Ouagadougou after an illness. He was aged 88.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fr. Jacques Yaro Zerbo, a Malian-born Catholic Priest who has been serving in Burkina Faso’s Dédougou Diocese, has been murdered, the Local Ordinary of the Burkinabe Diocese has confirmed in a statement.
The Cardinal in Burkina Faso has called upon the people of God in the West African nation to put aside weapons of violent conflict and give dialogue a chance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.