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A road between Burundi Gitega and Bujumbura in the nation of Burundi.

Burundi bishops denounce suspect presidential election

May 27, 2020

The Catholic bishops of Burundi have denounced the country’s recent general elections, and alleged irregularities in the voting process earlier... Read more

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In Burundi's crisis, the Church stands with the people

Aug 13, 2015

A Burundian priest has spoken out about the worrying crisis in his country, particularly following the Aug. 2 murder of ... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 5, 2014.

Pope appeals for peace in Burundi

May 17, 2015

On Sunday morning, Pope Francis called for prayers for the people of Burundi, where violent clashes have broken out following... Read more

(L-R, Top Left Image) Sr. Bernadetta Boggia, Sr. Olga Raschietti and Sr. Lucia Pulici, at work in Berundi. Photo courtesy of Xaverian Missionaries.

Brutally slain nuns recalled as women 'enamored' with God

Sep 11, 2014

By Elise Harris

Remembering the lives of the three Xaverian Missionary nuns murdered in Burundi over the weekend, the order’s vicar general hailed... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope 'deeply saddened' by brutal killing of missionary nuns

Sep 11, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014.

Evangelize to heal wounds, Pope encourages Burundi bishops

May 7, 2014

Pope Francis encouraged the bishops of Burundi to engage with civil society and proclaim the Gospel in order to promote... Read more


Mission work is about sharing God's love, Spanish priest says

Oct 24, 2013

A priest who has spent 50 years ministering in the east African nation of Burundi has emphasized that the primary... Read more