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Archbishop Michael Crotty offers prayers following tragic deaths in Burkina Faso

  • Statement of Archbishop Michael F. Crotty Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso and to Niger

“I was very saddened to hear that an Irish national and two Spanish journalists lost their lives while travelling in the East Region of Burkina Faso.  Praying that the Lord may grant them eternal rest, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to their families, friends and colleagues.  Their death is a tragic reminder of the reality of the violence that affects so many people in West Africa.  While we condemn such violence, and pray for justice for the victims, we renew our heartfelt prayers to the Lord peace and for the end to all violence.

Archbishop Michael F. Crotty
Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso and to Niger”

Notes to Editors:

  • On 1 February 2020, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Michael Crotty, originally from the Diocese of Cloyne where he was ordained a priest, as the Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso, elevating him from Monsignor to the dignity of Archbishop, and appointing him to the titular See of Lindisfarne.  Archbishop Crotty has served in the diplomatic service of the Holy See since 2001.

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