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Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Michael Crotty unveils the new sign of Pope Benedict XVI Street in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso names street in honor of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Jun 15, 2021

By ACI Africa

The thoroughfare in Ouagadougou will be known as Pope Benedict XVI Street. Read more

Fr. Rodrigues Sanon. Courtesy photo.

Missing priest in Burkina Faso found dead

Jan 21, 2021

A Catholic priest in Burkina Faso who went missing Tuesday has been found dead in a forest, the local bishop... Read more

Fr. Rodrigues Sanon. Courtesy photo.

Another priest missing in Burkina Faso

Jan 20, 2021

A Catholic bishop in Burkina Faso is asking for prayers after the disappearance of another priest, whose vehicle was found... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculation Conception in Ouagadougou.

There were over 800 extremist attacks in West Africa in 2019

Dec 19, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Extremist attacks have risen dramatically in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, from 180 incidents in 2017 to more than 800... Read more

Burkina Faso bishop: As violence continues, 'nobody is listening'

Dec 5, 2019

Following the death of more than a dozen Christians in a church shooting over the weekend, a Burkina Faso bishop... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Nov. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis urges dialogue in face of ongoing jihadist violence in Burkina Faso

Nov 14, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged interreligious dialogue in Burkina Faso Wednesday as ongoing violence by jihadist groups has killed more than 750... Read more

Jesuit Fr. Paul Beré, winner of the Ratzinger Prize 2019

Burkina Faso Jesuit is the first African to win prestigious Ratzinger Prize

Oct 2, 2019

A Jesuit priest from Burkina Faso has made history as the first African to win the prestigious Ratzinger Prize, which... Read more

Violence, displacement on the rise in Sahel region of Africa

Sep 13, 2019

Catholic Relief Services is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel— the vast area of western and north-central... Read more

Four more Burkina Faso Catholics killed in new attack

May 15, 2019

Just one day after six Catholics were murdered by gunmen in Burkina Faso, four more Catholics were shot and killed... Read more

Protestors demonstrate against terrorism in central Ouagadougou on August 19, 2017.

Gunmen kill six during Mass in Burkina Faso

May 12, 2019

A group of gunmen burned down a Catholic Church during Sunday Mass and killed at least six people, including a... Read more

A starving cow near Ouahigouya, north of Burkina Faso.

Baltimore Orioles, CRS send meals to drought-stricken Burkina Faso

Sep 10, 2018

The Baltimore Orioles teamed up with Catholic Relief Services last weekend to help feed the hungry in Burkina Faso.  Read more