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Burkina Faso bishop: ‘The faithful are fleeing terrorism, but they are holding on to their faith’

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“Even when the terrorists have threatened people, trying to force them to convert, they have not succeeded. The people have simply fled, bringing their faith with them.”

A Car for the Missionary Sisters of Niger and Burkina Faso

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The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles (Soeurs de Notre Dame des Apôtres) work in many fields, including education, catechesis, and healthcare. At …

First Communion in the Diocese of Kaya

Burkina Faso: First Communion against backdrop of terrorism, COVID-19

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“I have received the Body and Blood of Christ. This has strengthened my faith.”

Help a Catholic Radio Station in Burkina Faso

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For over 50 years now, ACN has supported media-based evangelization, primarily through radio. Father Werenfried van Straaten, ACN’s founder, understood early on how the modern …

Help for Families Fleeing Terrorists in Burkina Faso

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Christians make up a tiny and widely scattered minority in northern Burkina Faso, where 95 percent of the population is Muslim. Since 2015, the region …

Burkina Faso: ACN is helping the victims of terrorism

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The commitment also includes a fund to be established for the families so that they can eventually support themselves through income generating projects in the longer term, such as livestock rearing and horticulture.

In Burkina Faso, terrorism and COVID-19—‘a disaster within a disaster’—pose a double threat

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“the gravity of the situation is unchanged, and indeed in some places even worse” than before the pandemic, with almost a million people left homeless and a total absence of any effective response from either national or international authorities.

COVID-19: cardinal offers up his illness for peace in Burkina Faso

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Cardinal Ouedraogo says he “willingly offers this time of trial” and his “daily prayer: for every person afflicted by the virus; for an end to the killing of innocent people by the forces of evil; for reconciliation, justice and peace in Burkina Faso.”

Help for the Formation of 61 Seminarians in Burkina Faso

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The Diocese of Ouahigouya lies in northern Burkina Faso, which suffers from the ongoing attacks of radical Islamic terrorists. Due to the violence, many have …

Burkina Faso priest: ‘The world doesn’t seem to have understood that our country runs the risk of disappearing’

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“Sadly, the rest of the world doesn’t seem to have understood that our country runs the risk of disappearing if we do not all unite against the terrorists, in prayer, unity and solidarity.”

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