Posts Tagged ‘Burkina Faso’

Burkina Faso: 15 persons killed in ferocious attack on Catholic church

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Fifteen people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church in the village of Essakane, located along the borders of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. According to Burkina Faso’s Bishop of Dori Diocese, Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré, militants attacked the few remaining faithful in the area. Jihadist groups are known to hide in the area, Read more

As persecution worsens in Burkina Faso, Christians come back to the Church

Monday, September 11th, 2023

An expert on anti-Christian persecution says that escalating jihadist violence in the African nation of Burkina Faso is producing the paradoxical effect of inducing lapsed Christians to return to religious practice. Maria Lozano of the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) described the phenomenon as “a beautiful message of faith.” In a Read more

Kidnapped nun ‘filled with gratitude’ following her safe release in Africa

Monday, September 19th, 2022

During nearly five months of captivity in Burkina Faso, Marianite Sister Suellen Tennyson wondered aloud where God was hiding amid her isolation and loneliness. Then, in an instant, she looked down at her feet, where one of her toenails had been battered and bloodied during a harrowing post-kidnapping motorcycle ride deep into the forests of Read more

Pope Francis calls for inhuman violence to end

Monday, August 21st, 2017

After recent terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso, Spain and Finland, Pope Francis is begging God “to free the world from this inhuman violence”. The world is carrying in its heart “the pain of these terrorist attacks,” Francis told the crowd in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, before leading them in prayer for the victims. Nineteen Read more