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

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Hail Peace Agreement, Urge Stakeholders to Work “diligently”

Dec 26, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have hailed the early November peace deal between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and are calling on all stakeholders in the pact to “carry out their responsibilities diligently” in view of realizing lasting peace in the country.

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

Catholic Bishop in Ethiopia Decry Lack of Food, Medicine Weeks after Peace Agreement

Dec 19, 2022

Weeks after the peace deal between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) was signed, the Bishop of the Eparchy of Adigrat has expressed concern about the continuing lack of basic needs in the Northern region of the country, including food, shelter, and medicine. 

Amid lengthening droughts in northern Kenya, Malteser International distributes food, cash, drinking water and livestock feed and now extends the emergency relief to Ethiopia. Credit: Malteser International

Catholic Aid Agency Reaches Out to Thousands Facing Starvation in Kenya, Ethiopia

Dec 2, 2022

The leadership of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International (MI), is reaching out with cash and food aid to thousands of Kenyans and Ethiopians facing starvation amid extended periods of drought. 

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Ethiopians “wait with hope” Results of Recently Signed Peace Agreement: Catholic Priest

Dec 1, 2022

The people of God in Ethiopia are waiting “with hope” to see the “effects” of the recently signed peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the General Secretary of the  Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) has said.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Government, Tigray Forces Peace Deal “foundation to stop killing”: Church in Ethiopia

Nov 10, 2022

The peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) serves as a basis to end the misery of the people of God in northern Ethiopia including “killing among brothers and sisters” that has been going on for the past two years, the leadership of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia has said. 

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Pope Francis Urges Ethiopian Political Actors to “end suffering of unarmed population”

Oct 25, 2022

Pope Francis has appealed to political actors in Ethiopia to put to an end the violent conflict in the Horn of Africa nation and the “suffering of the unarmed population”.

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

Be “voice for the voiceless”: Ethiopian Bishop to International Community on Tigrayan War

Oct 15, 2022

The just resumed war in Tigray, the Northernmost region of Ethiopia, is the largest “our planet right now”, the Bishop of Adigrat in the Horn of Africa nation has said, and called on the international community to be “a voice for the voiceless” Tigrayans experiencing a biting humanitarian crisis in the embattled region.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel of Addis Ababa Archdiocese in Ethiopia. Credit: CBCE

After Ethiopian Cardinal’s Call for Dialogue, Tigray Forces Agree to AU-led Peace Talks

Sep 13, 2022

Following the Ethiopian Cardinal’s call for dialogue and ceasefire after years of violence in the country’s Tigray region, members of the Tigrayan forces have said they are willing to engage in peace talks to be mediated by the African Union (AU). 

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Salesian Entity Responding to Food Insecurity in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Sep 3, 2022

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, is responding to the growing food insecurity crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

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

Bishops’ 10-year Strategic Plan to Build Synergy in Ethiopia Catholic Church Institutions

Aug 29, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) are working on a 10-year strategic plan that is aimed at addressing the opportunities and challenges that arose from the Bishops’ 53rd Plenary Assembly that was held between July 20 and July 22.

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Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Condole with Coptic Church after Church Fire in Cairo, Egypt

Aug 17, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have sent a condolence message to the leadership of the Coptic Methodist Church following the outbreak of a fire in their church in the capital city of Egypt, Cairo. 

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Laud Kenyan Colleagues for Pastoral Guidance in Elections

Aug 10, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have lauded the role of their counterparts in Kenya, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), in the country’s general elections conducted on Tuesday, August 9.

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Catholic Charity Rallying for Support to Fund Catechesis, Bible Apostolate in Ethiopia

Aug 8, 2022

The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is running a donation appeal to support catechesis and distribution of Bibles in Ethiopia in order to boost evangelization efforts in the Horn of Africa country.

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

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Urge Church Institutions to Embrace Culture of Forgiveness

Aug 2, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) are calling for prayers for the healing of the people who have undergone suffering in the embattled parts of the country, and are urging Church institutions in the Horn of Africa nation to teach repentance and forgiveness. 

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

Catholic Bishop Appeals to Parties in Ethiopia’s “silent genocide” to End Violence

Jul 28, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia has decried the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country’s embattled Tigray region, and called upon those who are behind the massive loss of lives in the region to work fast to resolve the situation.

Fr. Abenet Abebe, Director of the office of Family, Marriage, Laity and Youth at the Ethiopia Episcopal Conference. Credit: ACI Africa

Make Dissemination of Encyclicals Your Responsibility, Ethiopian Priest to Church Leaders

Jul 15, 2022

Church leaders including Parish Priests and officials of the Justice and Peace departments have the responsibility to ensure that people receive all communication from the Holy Father, including the Encyclical Letters, an Ethiopian Catholic Priest who is attending the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has said.

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Catholic Priest in Ethiopia Urges Collective Response to “immense humanitarian” Need

Jul 14, 2022

The need for humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is “immense”, a Catholic Priest in the Horn of Africa country has said, and called for collective response.

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Church in Ethiopia Lauds U.S. Entity for Facilitating Outreach to “poorest of the poor”

Jun 27, 2022

Officials of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia have lauded the partnership the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation are having with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S.

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

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia “strongly” Condemn Killings in Gambella and Western Wollega

Jun 24, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have condemned the reported killing of over 300 people, “mostly women and children” in the country’s Gambella and Western Wollega regions.

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Catholic Priest in Ethiopia appeals to Young Women, Girls to Assist in Evangelization

Jun 5, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Ethiopia has called upon young girls and women to assist in evangelizing in Gode, a city in the Somali region of Ethiopia, located in the Shebelle zone in the Horn of Africa country.