14. St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Quagadougou, Burkina Faso - 2000

Ouagadougou is situated in the Capital City. It was established a parish on 10th December 2000 in the presence of Br. John Corriveau, the General Minister. The first Capuchin Parish Prist was father A. John Britto. The team of friars caters to the needs of seven substations in the Archdiocese of Ouagadougou. The friars resided in a rented house as the Church and the friary were yet to be built. The National language here is ‘Moore’. The first capuchin friary in Burkina Faso was inagurated on Saturday 18th June 2005. His Grace Rt. Rev. Jean-Marie Untaani Compaore, the Arch Bishop of Ouagadougou, presided over the concelebrated thanksgiving mass at the parish church of St. Francis of Assisi parish. It was followed by the blessing of the newly constructed “St. Pio Friary” by Very Rev. Bro. Andre Menard, the Provincial Minister of the province of France.