Six men died – five congregants and a priest– in an attack today on a Roman Catholic church in Dablo, Burkina Faso. The attackers, 20 – 30, also burned down the church and several other building, as well as looting a health center. This follows attacks on an Assemblies of God church on April 28th, in which 6 died, an attack on another RC church on April 5th, in which 4 died and the killing of a Spanish Catholic priest in February. There has been a marked increased in ‘violent Islamic extremism’ (New York Times) since 2016.


Please pray for the bereaved, any injured and/or traumatized, and for the church congregations involved. Please pray for the officials dealing with these incidents, that justice would be done, as well as for the perpetrators.


Sources with Further Information


BBC

CNN

FIDES
WorldWatch Monitor


Thanks,
God bless you,


doug3


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