Burkina Faso: Trapped and forced to flee their convent
After their hasty departure from Kompienbiga, in the south-east of Burkina Faso, the sisters of the congregation, Sœurs des Campagnes took refuge with the brothers in the male branch of their same congregation, in Pama, back in January 2019 and just before the assassination of Father César Fernandez. Sister Thérèse, the Mother Superior, and Father Soubeiga, the parish priest of Pama, spoke to the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) about the increase in violence which has struck the country, despite the fact that it is generally considered more peaceful than its tumultuous neighbours Mali and Niger.
Burkina Faso, February 2019 - Transfer of the body of Fr. Antonio César Fernández to the morgue. The Spanish Salesian missionary, was assassinated on Friday 15.02.2019 at 72 years of age in a jihadi attack close to the border of Burkina Faso. The Salesian group was returning to their community in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, after participating in a congregation meeting in Lomé, neighboring Togo.
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