Justin Kiyenteka, bishop of Uhigowah Catholic Diocese, condemns the attack on the Protestant church in Burkina Faso, Africa. Bishop Justin Kianteca has bluntly denied that the bishops of the country have been raising their voice against Christian persecution for many months, but that no one is willing to listen to them in order to protect their own interests. He said the attack was a series of attacks on Christians for some time, targeting Sunday prayers until they reached the shrine.
In a statement to the Christian charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Justin Kianteka said, “I have no doubt that the Islamic extremists have the goal of disrupting the Christian and Muslim unity.” So far this year, over 60 Christians have been killed in various circumstances in the country. Bishop Kianteca noted that the Western media and governments do not pay attention to Christian persecution.
He urged the international community to understand this pathetic situation and turn its attention to the turbulent situation in Burkina Faso. At least 14 people have been killed in Sunday’s attacks on Protestant churches in Burkina Faso. The armed men entered the temple Sunday afternoon and opened fire on the believers. The dead included children.