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Help a Catholic Radio Station in Burkina Faso


For over 50 years now, ACN has been supporting media-based evangelization, above all via radio. The founder of ACN, Father Werenfried van Straaten, understood very …

Help for Catechists’ Families Forced from their Homes by Islamist Terrorists in Burkina Faso


Christians in the Diocese of Dori make up only a tiny and widely scattered minority in their region in the far north of Burkina Faso, …

Burkina Faso: ACN is helping the victims of terrorism


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


“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


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


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. …

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.”

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


“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’


“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


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.

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Words of Comfort and Hope

“This brief note is to let you know that we, the monks in Sri Lanka, are praying for the whole world every day from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm before the Blessed Sacrament. And as we pray for the whole world, we have not forgotten you at ACN; you and your loved ones are also remembered in a special way. We pray that the Good Lord may protect you, your loved ones from this pandemic as we believe in a God who is good.”