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Bishop Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré (Centre), President of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN), during the presentation of the statement of the Bishops.

Funerals, a Family Affair, Burkina Faso Bishops Say as Country Records COVID-19 Death

Mar 20, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger have, in a collective statement, announced the suspension of public Mass in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 after the West African nation of Burkina Faso recorded the first death due to the pandemic.