- Jun 18, 2021
A Catholic bishop in Burkina Faso condemned an Islamist attack on a northeastern village, which left at least 160 people dead and urged residents to “keep faith and stay united.”
Gunmen killed at least 100 people in a northern Burkina Faso village, the government said Saturday, in what was the country’s deadliest attack in years.
Just seven chaplains, hailing from Protestant, Catholic and Muslim faiths, are charged with spiritually advising some 11,000 soldiers and helping maintain their morale in Burkina Faso.
One of Africa’s most senior Catholic leaders has denounced the imposition of “foreign ideologies” across the continent and urged Africans to seek modernization without succumbing to Western influences that erode family bonds.
Getting Muslim and Christian young people together to know each other before terrorist groups can sow divisiveness is seen as key to peace in the Sahel region of western Africa, said panelists during a March 30 online workshop presented by Catholic Relief Services.
The extremist violence in Burkina Faso linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group is fueling an increase in sexual assaults against women, especially those displaced by attacks. Many are preyed upon as they attempt to collect belongings they left behind.
The body of a priest was discovered in a remote forest in Burkina Faso four days after he was declared missing.
ROSARIO, Argentina — When history books look back on how the Catholic Church experienced Christmas 2020, no matter where that history is written, inevitably the COVID-19 pandemic will loom large. In Rome and around the world, bishops and other Catholic leaders called for vaccines to be made available to poor