BURKINA FASO – BISHOP SPEAKS TO ACN AFTER ISLAMIST ATTACK ON CHRISTIANS ON SUNDAY:
“WE CHRISTIANS ARE PERSECUTED, WHILE THE WEST REMAINS INDIFFERENT – EVEN SELLING ARMS TO THE TERRORISTS INSTEAD OF STOPPING THEM”
by Marta Petrosillo.
“There is an ongoing persecution of Christians. For months we bishops have been denouncing what is happening in Burkina Faso, but nobody is listening to us. Evidently they are more concerned with protecting their own interests.” This was the reaction of Bishop Justin Kientega of Ouahigouya, in the northern central region of the country, following yet another attack deliberately targeting Christians in Burkina Faso, which took place on Sunday. Terrorists attacked a Protestant church in the governorate of Fada N’Gourma, close to the border with Niger, in the east of the country, killing 14 Christians.