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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.

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

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.

Tigrayan Highlands in northern Ethiopia/ Credit:Trocaire

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.

A little girl of Ethiopia's Desanetch tribe poses at the entrance of a makeshift house/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

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.

Tigray region of Ethiopia / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

International Catholic Entity Struggling to Access War Victims in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Jan 26, 2021

The Catholic Pontifical Organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is experiencing difficulties delivering aid to victims of the ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the leadership of the charity has said and appealed to authorities in the Horn of Africa country to improve the region’s accessibility.

Members of the delegation by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) who paid a solidarity visit to the Tigray region from January 12-14. / Courtesy Photo

Visiting Ethiopia’s Tigray Region “was important and eye-opening”: Bishops’ Delegation

Jan 24, 2021

Members of the delegation by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have described their recent solidarity visit to the troubled region of Tigray within the territory covered by Ethiopia’s Eparchy of Adigrat as “important and eye-opening.”

Map Showing Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region in “dire humanitarian situation”: Bishop in Ethiopia

Jan 14, 2021

The people of God in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region are experiencing “a dire humanitarian situation”, a Bishop in the Horn of Africa nation has expressed in a letter availed to ACI Africa.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel

Ethiopia’s Cardinal Urges Respect for Life, Constitutionalism Ahead of Christmas Day Jan 7

Jan 6, 2021

The need to respect human life and the upholding of the constitution in Ethiopia where violence in the country’s Tigray region is reportedly on the rise are some of the highlights of Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel’s message ahead of Christmas Day in the Horn of Africa nation.

Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia.

Cleric Appeals for Safety of Missing Eritreans, Refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Dec 15, 2020

An Eritrean Cleric known for his ministry with refugees and migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe is appealing for the safety of arrested people and Eritrean refugees in conflict-ridden Ethiopia’s Tigray region amid reports of disappearance.