Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, May 29, 2019 / 15:01 pm
Four people were killed Sunday during an attack on a Catholic church in Burkina Faso. There have been several such attacks in the west African country in recent weeks.
"The small Christian community of Toulfé was the victim of a terrorist attack this Sunday, 26 May 2019. Armed individuals burst into the Church and opened fire on the community gathered for Sunday prayers causing the death of 4 persons, and wounding more," said Bishop Justin Kientega of Ouahigouya.
Those killed in the attack in Toulfé, about 40 miles northeast of Ouahigouya, were Bruno Yampa, a retired catechist, and Simon, Michel, and Louis Ganame. Laurent Yampa, a catechist, was among the wounded.
"Let us unite our prayers for the repose in God of the martyrs, for a prompt recovery of the wounded, for the consolation of the weeping families, for the conversion of the tormenters and for peace in our country of Burkina Faso," Bishop Kientaga added.