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

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.

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Food, Health Services Still Needed in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region amid Improved Access

Mar 2, 2023

There is still need for food and health services in Ethiopia’s Tigray region despite improved access, the Superior of the Salesian Province of Africa-Ethiopia (AET) has said. 

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Thousands in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Benefit from Salesians Humanitarian Aid

Feb 26, 2023

The leadership of the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has said thousands of people have benefited from the entity’s humanitarian kitty in Ethiopia’s Tigray region during the two-year violent conflict.

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Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Still “hell on earth” Despite Peace Agreement: Catholic Bishop

Jan 20, 2023

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has not improved, two months after the signing of an agreement to restore peace in the embattled region, the Catholic Bishop of Adigrat in Ethiopia 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.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Cardinal in Ethiopia Says Humanitarian Situation in Tigray Worsening, Suffering Increasing

Apr 20, 2022

The Archbishop of Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Archdiocese has said that the humanitarian situation in the embattled Tigray region is getting worse and that the violent conflict has resulted in the protracted suffering of the population.

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Ethiopians Must “throw out” War from Country's History for Survival: Catholic Bishops

Mar 13, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have urged the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to put an end to war to save the country from perishing.

Bishop Tesfasellassie Medhin of Ethiopia's Eparchy of Adigrat. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ethiopian Bishop Invites Colleagues to Condemn Crimes against People “with words, actions”

Feb 24, 2022

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.

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Catholic Priest in Ethiopia Warns of Looming “irreparable disaster” in Tigrayan Crisis

Jan 20, 2022

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is deteriorating, with a Catholic Priest in the Horn of Africa country warning of a looming disaster that he says may not be reversed once the crisis is over.

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia pray for an end to violence in the Horn of Africa nation. Credit: CBCE

Humanitarian Aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray Region “severely affected”, Not Suspended: Bishops

Sep 3, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have, in a September 2 statement, clarified that the humanitarian support channeled to Tigray region has not been suspended.

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Ongoing War “saddens our hearts”, Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Say, Call for Ceasefire

Jul 22, 2021

The ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s Northern region that is reportedly spreading to other regions of the Horn of Africa nation is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in the country who are calling for an end to the violence.

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UK-Based Religious Entity Lauds UN Directives to End Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

Jul 14, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has welcomed the adoption of a number of resolutions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) aimed at ending human rights abuses that have been widely reported in Ethiopia.

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Agony as Ethiopians Spend Days in Long Queues to Get Water: Catholic Charity

Jun 21, 2021

Residents of various parts of Ethiopia are trekking for miles and spending days in long queues to get water far away from home, a Catholic charity has reported.

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Pope Francis Concerned about Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Jun 15, 2021

Pope Francis has expressed concerns about the humanitarian crisis occasioned by the ongoing unrest in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

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Catholic Nuns among Rape Victims in Growing Military Brutality in Tigray, Ethiopia

Jun 2, 2021

The Catholic Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reported the gross violation of human rights in Ethiopia’s Tigray region where military have been accused of raping women including Catholic Nuns.

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Catholic Priest in Troubled Tigray Region Says Ethiopia’s Situation Worsening Day by Day

Apr 28, 2021

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region that has been in war since last November is deteriorating each passing day, a Catholic Priest ministering in the country’s Northernmost region has said.

Bishop Paul Swarbrick of England's Lancaster Diocese addressing participants in a virtual Mass for the people of Ethiopia / Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Residents “remain at the heart of the Passion”: English Bishop

Apr 1, 2021

As Christians begin celebrations that culminate in the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday to be marked April 4, a Bishop in England has highlighted the plight of the people living in crisis-ridden Ethiopia’s Tigray region, noting that they remain stuck “at the heart of the Passion” of Christ.

SDB members, Missionaries of Charity and Salesian Sisters in Adwa area of Tigray making bread for the displaced people in the region. / Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

“Number of displaced still increasing every day”: Salesians in Ethiopia amid Tigray Crisis

Mar 16, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Ethiopia have, in a report, highlighted the situation in the Northernmost region of the country, Tigray, where, they say, the number of displaced people is rising daily amid continued fighting.

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Italian Health Entity Ready for Ethiopia’s Tigray Mission in Response to Bishop’s Plea

Mar 5, 2021

The Italy-based non-governmental organization focused on healthcare, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, is planning to launch “in the next five weeks” an intervention to alleviate the suffering of civilians in the ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.