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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 130 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.

Archbishop Djalwana Laurent Lompo of Niger presenting a goodwill message to the Muslim faithful. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishops in Niger Send “best wishes” to Muslims Ending Holy Month of Ramadan

Catholic Bishops in Niger have extended their goodwill message to the Muslim faithful in the West African nation for concluding the Holy Month of Ramadan, marked by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr (the festival of breaking the fast). 

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.

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.

Fr. Rodrigues Sanon / Courtesy Photo

Priest in Burkina Faso’s Diocese of Banfora Reported Missing, Bishop Asks for Prayers

A Priest serving in Burkina Faso’s Diocese of Banfora located in the Southwestern part of the West African nation is missing, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese has announced.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN). /

Burkina Faso’s Bishops Outline Four Conditions for Peaceful November Elections

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have outlined four conditions that could guarantee peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections in the West African nation slated to take place on November 22.

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher (right), Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States and Mr. Robert Compaore (left), Ambassador of Burkina Faso to the Holy See during the exchange of the Instruments of Ratification of the Agreement between the Holy See and the State of Burkina Faso on the legal status of the Catholic Church in Burkina Faso. / Holy See Press Office

Holy See, Burkina Faso Agreement to “enable Church, State to collaborate better”: Bishop

A Bishop in Burkina Faso has, in an interview with ACI Africa, welcomed the Framework Agreement between the Holy See and the West African nation, saying the initiative “will enable Church and State to collaborate better.”

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN) /

Insecurity in Burkina Faso “more worrying than ever”, Bishops Express Concern

Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in a collective statement at the end of their Plenary Assembly, raised concerns about rising cases of insecurity in the West African country saying the situation is “more worrying than ever” and called on relevant authorities to act ahead of elections scheduled for later this year.

Logo Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN) / CEBN

Ascension Feast to Mark Resumption of Public Mass in Burkina Faso, Niger

The resumption of the celebration of Holy Mass in public in the West African nations of Burkina Faso and Niger is expected on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Thursday, May 21, the Bishops in the two-nation Conference announced over the weekend.

Msgr. Séraphin François Rouamba, Archbishop emeritus of Burkina Faso’s Koupela Archdiocese,  the first African Catholic Prelate known to test positive for COVID-19. /

Burkinabé Archbishop First African Catholic Prelate Known to Test Positive for COVID-19

The Archbishop emeritus of Burkina Faso’s Koupela Archdiocese, Séraphin François Rouamba has tested positive for COVID-19, the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN) has confirmed in a March 25 statement.