Entry into force of the Agreement between the Holy See and Burkina Faso, 07.09.2020
Today, 7 September 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 12 July 2019, was finalised.
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 recognised. 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.