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Help for the Formation of 61 Seminarians in Burkina Faso

The Diocese of Ouahigouya lies in the north of Burkina Faso, a region that has suffered repeated attacks by Islamist terrorists in the past year. And these attacks and massacres are continuing. Many people have been forced to flee following the attacks of the jihadist terrorists.

Despite the dangers and the spreading sense of fear, 61 young men from the diocese are continuing their training for the priesthood in these difficult circumstances. The local people are very supportive of these young men, whose vocations have sprung from their own communities. They pray regularly for the seminarians and also bring gifts in kind in order to help them, even though they themselves often have barely enough to live on. The families of the seminarians also help support them with whatever they can give. 

Recently, many families have been forced to flee as a result of the terrorism. Having left almost everything behind that they relied on to support themselves, they now have nothing and can no longer support the seminarians. At the same time, the priests in the parishes are struggling to support the many people who have lost everything. 

ACN is helping again this year with a contribution of $33,600 for the support of these courageous young men, who are determined to continue their studies for the priesthood, despite the danger to life and limb. 

Will you help these young men studying to be priests in difficult and dangerous circumstances in Brukina Faso? We are sure they will remember you in their grateful prayers. 

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