Burkina Faso in 2017

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The peaceful inhabitants of Burkina Faso are affected by extreme poverty. Christians only make up about 24% of the population, but are extremely present thanks to various congregations of sisters. First and foremost, ACN provides assistance through mobility in order to ensure pastoral care in the scattered communities.


In 2017, the Catholic Church in Burkina Faso celebrated the 75th anniversary of its first ordination to the priesthood. We consider this a sign that the Church has matured and gradually succeeded in replacing the work of missionary priests with local appointments. After all, they are better able to proclaim the Gospel in the local language.

» When the Lord stands by us, we fear nothing. «

"Soeurs de Marie Étoile du Matin" in Ouagadougou /Burkina Faso). Kneeling in front of the altar for prayer.
“Soeurs de Marie Étoile du Matin” in Ouagadougou /Burkina Faso). Kneeling in front of the altar for prayer.

ACN supports the construction of small chapels

In the Diocese of Tenkodogo, ACN was able to co-finance two chapels, which now serve as suitable spaces for worship and personal encounters. One visitor enthusiastically told us: “It was beautiful. We attended Mass in the chapel on a normal working day at 6 a.m. and there were nearly 200 people of all ages in the congregation.”