|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1916|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 2008|
Bishop Denis Martin Tapsoba, M. Afr., was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on July 6, 1916, and made his Solemn Profession through the Order of Missionaries of Africa, the White Fathers, on September 27, 1950. After undergoing studies in Sociology in Paris, France he was ordained a Presbyter aged 27, on September 28, 1952.
Superior of the Parish of Koudougou, Vice - Capitular of the Upper District of the Diocese of Koudougou, on March 15, 1966, then aged 49, he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Bishop of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, following the death of Bishop Louis-Marie-Joseph Durrieu M. Afr., and received his Episcopal Consecration in Vienna from Cardinal Franz König, assisted by Archbishop Franz Jáchym and Bishop Julius Angerhausen, on October 16, 1966.
In 1964, Reverend Tapsoba participated in the Grand Retreat held at Villa Cavalletti, Italy. He resigned from his See aged 68, on November 8, 1984. On January 21, 2000, he was named Commander of the National Order of Burkina Faso.
Bishop Tapsoba died at the venerable age of 91, on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Ouagadougou. His body laid in state at Ouahigouya's Cathedral, where Funeral Mass and Internment took place on Monday, March 17.
Roman Catholic Cathedral Of Ouahigouya
Nord, Burkina Faso
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Apr 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25997734
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It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Tapsoba, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
Added: Jul. 25, 2011
Added: Apr. 24, 2008