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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.”

Burkina Faso: the unshakeable faith of women religious in the face of terror

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“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.”

Burkina Faso bishop: as Christians are targeted by Islamist terror, ‘West remains indifferent’

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“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.”

Support Contemplative Religious Sisters in Burkina Faso

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The Sisters of Mary, Morning Star are a very young congregation. Founded in 2014 in Spain, the congregation has enjoyed considerable growth and already numbers 300 Sisters. They also have close to 350 so-called “oblates” who are associated with the congregation. These are people from all walks of life, above all families, young people and priests, who strive in their daily lives to live the spirituality of this congregation and in a spirit of unity with the Sisters.

In Burkina Faso, Islamists are ‘sowing terror,’ brutally targeting Christians

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“Many of the residents fled, while those who remained had to witness the terrorists assassinating three people, including a community leader named Jean-Paul who had chosen to stay on as leader and to organize prayer groups.”

In Burkina Faso, bishop calls for support against jihadists

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“When they come to the villages they shoot for hours. Who is supplying them with these resources? If they were not getting this support from outside, they would have to stop. That’s why I’m appealing to the international authorities. Whoever has the power to do so, may they put a stop to all this violence!”

In Burkina Faso, a Sister uses music to fight forces of darkness

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BURKINA FASO is in turmoil. In May alone, jihadists killed 14 lay Catholics and a priest in three attacks. In late April, a Protestant minister …

West African bishops meet in Burkina Faso against backdrop of jihadist terror

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“Both the West African bishops and the government in Burkina Faso have spoken out clearly: ‘we will not let them divide us. They will not be able to separate us into warring religious and ethnic groups.’ Because that is exactly what the terrorists want to see happen.”

In Burkina Faso, a Sister uses music to fight forces of darkness

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… [T]he lyrics also emphasize the “necessity of training priests and nuns, so that they can be the leaders of a population capable of creating a climate of peace—and so ensure that Burkina Faso can reconnect with its history of peace and tolerance.”

Burkina Faso: Islamists kill a priest, nine lay people in back-to-back attacks

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“Father Simeon died on Good Shepherd Sunday, which is a moving sign. It is important to emphasize that his funeral on May 13 was attended not only by two government ministers and by Church representatives, but also by many animists and Muslims who are completely opposed to these barbaric acts.”

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