Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, is home to a strategically important base for Pentagon surveillance missions.
The embassy of Burkina Faso did not respond to a request for comment regarding the filings.
“The choice of Cardinals of Burkina Faso and Haiti shows concern for people struck by poverty,” he said after the names were read.
Republic in west Africa, formerly called Upper Volta, bordered by Niger to the north and east, Benin on the southeast, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast on the south, and Mali on the west and north. Its capital and largest city is Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso gained independence from France in 1960.