On January 31, 2023, Sister Vickness N. Muleya, in charge of the Delwendé Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, was decorated for her commitment and dedication in the apostolate with vulnerable women.
The Burkinabé State thus wanted to express its gratitude to the Church for its participation in the development of the country and the Burkinabé people.
Sr Vickness was made a ‘Knight of the Order of the Stallion’. The ceremony took place at the Grand Chancellery in the presence of His Eminence Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou. The decoration was presented by the Chancellor.
The Cardinal thanked the State and all its collaborators for having recognized the effort of the Church throughout the history of the country.
He is grateful to the daughters and sons of Lavigerie for their role in the evangelization of the Burkinabe people: he recalled that it is thanks to them that the Church Family of God in Burkina celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.
With gratitude, he noted the commitment for so many years, of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa at the Delwendé Center with women unjustly accused of witchcraft.