Passionate Plea from West Africa: ‘Your Weapons Are Killing Us’
Bishop Kientega said: “We wondered how it could be possible that so many people know nothing of our situation and how Western governments and Western media are simply not making any mention of it.
“Evidently, many of the Western powers have an interest in seeing the violence continue, and their profits are more important than our lives.”
Since the beginning of the year, more than 60 Christians have been murdered in Burkina Faso, leading to what the bishop called “the unprecedented level of insecurity”.
He added: “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.
Last week the military left Fundong, passed through Ngwah, clearing the roadblocks, and went to Abuh where a camp of the Amba
Leaders of Christian communities throughout the world gather each year in the Vatican for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Pope Francis
“If there is manipulation, it means somebody is pretending to be powerful … if there is oppression, it means somebody is pretending