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

Bishops in Burkina Faso Condemn Attack on Military, Call for “true, constructive dialogue”

Nov 22, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in collective statement, condemned the recent attack on the Inata military police camp.

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

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso Seek to Clarify Controversy Over Contraceptives

Nov 7, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in an open letter, sought to clarify the controversy surrounding contraceptives following the health Minister’s claim that in discouraging the use of artificial birth control methods, Church leaders “undermine the efforts of the government.” 

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

Aug 23, 2021

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.

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

Jun 18, 2021

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

Jun 16, 2021

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

Jun 14, 2021

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.

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

Jun 6, 2021

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

May 25, 2021

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

May 12, 2021

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

Apr 20, 2021

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

Feb 25, 2021

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

Feb 16, 2021

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

Jan 20, 2021

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

Nov 7, 2020

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

Sep 7, 2020

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

Jun 16, 2020

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

May 13, 2020

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

Mar 27, 2020

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.