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Catholic Church in Ethiopia

Berhaneyesus Demerew Cardinal Souraphiel of Addis Ababa Archdiocese. Credit: CBCE

Easter in Ethiopia: Cardinal Emphasizes Need for Lasting Peace, Says “only way out of our problems”

May 4, 2024

The challenges the people of God in Ethiopia grapple with can only be resolved through lasting peace in the Horn of Africa nation, the Catholic Archbishop of Addis Ababa has said.

Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia. Credit: CBCE

“I’m a witness to unspeakable suffering, death”: Bishop in Ethiopia on Tigray, Wants Pretoria Peace Pact Implemented

Apr 20, 2024

The Bishop of Ethiopia’s Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat, which covers the Tigray region has witnessed firsthand the “unspeakable suffering” and even death of the people of God in the embattled region of the Horn of Africa nation.

Bishop Musie Ghebreghiorghis and Fr. Vittorio Boria reflect on the secret meaning of St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral in Ethiopia. Credit: CBCE

Art Inside Ethiopian Catholic Cathedral Reveals “paradise on earth”: Bishop

Mar 20, 2024

The structural design, the paintings, and the general aesthetics of St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral of the Ethiopian Catholic Eparchy of Emdeber gives off an aura of paradise.

Bishop Teshome Fikre Woldetensae. Credit: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE)

“I count on your prayers”: Catholic Bishop in Ethiopia at Episcopal Ordination

Feb 22, 2024

The Coadjutor Bishop of the Eparchy of Emdeber in Ethiopia has said he is counting on the prayers of the people of God to succeed in his Episcopal Ministry.

Fr. Abinet Abebe, Coordinator of the Department of Family and Youth of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Ethiopia “crying out” for Peace, “cornerstone of tranquility”: Catholic Priest

Jan 9, 2024

The people of God in Ethiopia are “crying out” for peace, the Coordinator of the Department of Family and Youth of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) has said.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Cardinal Urges Ethiopians to Respect Human Life, Holy Places in Christmas Message

Jan 5, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia has urged the people of God in the country to respect human life and holy places so as to “properly” celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Mons. Teshome Fikre Woldetensae, appointed Coadjutor Bishop for the Eparchy of Emdeber inEthiopia on 16 December 2023. Credit: CBCE

Secretary General of Ethiopia Conference of Catholic Bishops Appointed Coadjutor Bishop

Dec 16, 2023

The Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) has been appointed Coadjutor Bishop for the Eparchy of Emdeber in the Horn of Africa nation.

Yordanos with her family at the IDP camp in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Facilitating Food, “psycho-social support” to Victims of Ethiopia Conflict

Dec 10, 2023

Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, is facilitating the provision of food and “psycho-social support” to victims of war in Ethiopia, more than a year since the peace agreement to end the two-year violent conflict in the country’s Tigray region was signed. 

Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara. Credit: CBCE

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Apostolic Vicar in Ethiopia

Nov 23, 2023

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara from the pastoral care of the Apostolic Vicariate of Soddo in Ethiopia, where he has been serving as Apostolic Vicar.

Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia. Credit: CBCE

“We do not want Tigray to be forgotten”: Ethiopian Catholic Bishop to Global Community

Oct 24, 2023

With international attention now focused on the Israel-Palestine war, a Catholic Bishop in Ethiopia is appealing to world leaders not to forget the conflict in the country’s Tigray region.

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

“Blood of many citizens shed in vain”: Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia on Persistent Violence

Oct 17, 2023

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have decried persistent violence in the Horn of Africa nation.

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Let’s “individually, collectively” Work for Lasting Peace: Ethiopia's Bishops on New Year

Sep 12, 2023

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have urged the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to “individually and collectively” work towards lasting peace as the country marks its New Year on Tuesday, September 12.

Blessed Ghebre-Mikael. Credit: Daughters of Charity

Ordained in Secrecy, Other Things to Know about Blessed Ghebre-Mikael of Ethiopia

Aug 31, 2023

The Church, on Wednesday, August 30, marked the feast day of Blessed Ghebre-Mikael, a native of Ethiopia whose conversion to the Catholic Church, his secret ordination to Priesthood, and commitment to his new-found faith led him to his death.

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Ethiopians Can No Longer Bear the Sight of War, Catholic Bishops on New Clashes

Aug 10, 2023

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have decried fresh clashes between the military and local Fano militia in Amhara region barely a year after the November last year’s peace agreement, lamenting that Ethiopians can no longer bear the sight of violence.

Some of the Ethiopian youth attending the World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal. Credit: Ms. Yemesrach Assefa

No Longer a Minority: Ethiopian Youths Thrilled with Large Numbers Thronging 2023 WYD

Jul 31, 2023

Young Catholics from Ethiopia attending the 2023 World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon, Portugal, have expressed the joy of being part of a bigger community of people who share their faith.

Credit: Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF)

Scottish Catholic Entity Rallying for Funds to Feed Starving Communities in Ethiopia

Jul 30, 2023

A Scottish Catholic charity organization is soliciting funds to support people in need of food in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.

Credit: CRS

“People are starving to death”: Caritas Internationalis on Suspended Food Aid in Ethiopia

Jul 5, 2023

The Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis (CI) is calling on the World Food Programme (WFP) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to resume food aid to the needy in Ethiopia, where a section of the population is “starving to death”.  

Food aid destined for victims of Tigray war. Credit: CBCE

“Death sentence upon those trying to survive”: Bishop on Food Aid Suspension in Ethiopia

Jun 25, 2023

Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin  of Ethiopia’s Adigrat Eparchy has decried the suspension of food aid in the Horn of Africa country, describing the move as “a death sentence” on a people struggling to remain alive. 

Caritas Ethiopia distributes food items to victims of Tigray war. Credit: CBCE

Food Aid Suspension in Ethiopia Unacceptable “morally, ethically”: Christian Leaders

Jun 21, 2023

Christian leaders in Ethiopia have expressed concern about the suspension of food aid to the Horn of Africa nation, and termed the move as “morally and ethically” unacceptable.

Bishop Varghese Thottamkara. Credit: ACN

Address Ethiopia’s Decades-long Oromo Violence: Catholic Bishop to Government

Jun 16, 2023

Bishop Varghese Thottamkara has called on the government of Ethiopia and members of the local community to seek solutions to the ethnic violence in the Oromia region of the Horn of Africa nation that has been ongoing for decades.