Adigrat, 24 February, 2022 / 9:40 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Ethiopia has invited other members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) to speak and act against atrocities in the country’s Tigray Region.
In a Thursday, February 24 report by the information service of Propaganda Fide, Agenzia Fides, the Bishop of Ethiopia’s Eparchy of Adigrat, which covers the conflict-ridden region, urges “a spirit of brotherhood … in these times of enormous difficulties.”
“The Ethiopian Bishops' Conference, formed by the Catholic Dioceses of the country, has the Christian obligation to confirm towards the Eparchy of Adigrat a spirit of brotherhood with one another, particularly in these times of enormous difficulties due to the terrible tragedies inflicted on pastoral agents, the faithful, and all the people of Tigray”, Bishop Tesfasellassie Medhin has been quoted as saying.
Bishop Medhin adds, “It is in this context that the Eparchy constantly invites the Bishops of the country to condemn with words and actions the crimes committed against the Catholic faithful, the clergy, men and women religious and the entire people of Tigray.”
“The atrocities committed so far against the Tigrinya population are not only against the right to the existence of human beings, but also against God who created us,” the Ethiopian Catholic Bishop say.