Borana, 16 December, 2020 / 3:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The Borana people, members of one of the indigenous tribes in the South of Ethiopia, are embracing Catholic Sacraments with the help of a Pontifical charity organization which is at the centre of primary evangelization among the traditionally nomadic group.
According to the leadership of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, a significant number of the Borana people are increasingly abandoning their nomadic life and settling down, a situation that is allowing them to embrace Christianity.
“Christianity is quite new to many people here, but a growing population are joyfully embracing the Good News of Christ,” ACN leadership says in a Monday, December 14 report obtained by ACI Africa.
The charity organization spoke with Nigerian-born Fr. Kenneth Iwunna who, for eight years, has been working as a missionary in the remote and underdeveloped region in the south of Ethiopia.
Of the 9,000 or so people living within the area of the Holy Cross Parish, based in the town of Dhadim and under the care of Fr. Iwunna, around 5,000 have already embraced the Catholic Faith.