Agreement Between Holy See and Burkina Faso now in Effect

Church Can Carry Out Mission in Country

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Today, September 7, 2020, by means of official communication from the Embassy of Burkina Faso to the Holy See, the procedure for the exchange of the Instruments of Ratification of the Agreement between the Holy See and the State of Burkina Faso on the legal status of the Catholic Church in Burkina Faso, signed in the Vatican on July 12, 2019, was finalized.

This Agreement, which entered into force today in accordance with Article 18 therein, guarantees the Church the possibility to carry out her mission in Burkina Faso. In particular, the public legal personality of the Church and her institutions is recognized. The two Parties, while safeguarding their own independence and autonomy, undertake to work together for the moral, spiritual, and material well-being of the human person and for the promotion of the common good.

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