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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 …
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.
“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.
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.”
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’
“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.”
“Afraid? No, because we trust in God’s providence. We know that anything can happen to us any day and that we have to be prepared for every possible situation. We are concerned for everyone, we want to be able to attend to the needs of every individual.”
“We wondered how it could be possible that so many people know nothing of our situation and how Western governments and Western media are simply not making any mention of it. Many of the Western powers have an interest in seeing the violence continue, and their profits are more important than our lives.”