Conference of Bishops of Burkina Faso and of Niger
The local assembly of bishops is the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and of Niger (French: Episcopal Conférence du Burkina-Niger, CEBN). Its purposes are to coordinate and make dynamic pastoral activities of the Catholic Church in the nations of Burkina Faso and Niger for the good of the faithful (Article 1 of the Statutes), and encourage the sharing of resources and people for a common assumption evangelizing mission of the church in the two countries (Article 2).
To carry out these tasks, the Conference has adopted the following bodies: the Plenary Assembly, the Permanent Council of the Episcopal Council for Economic Affairs, the secretary general, and several smaller bodies such as commissions, secretariats and technical committees.
The CEBN is a member of the Regional Episcopal Conference of Francophone West Africa and Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).