Addis Ababa, 01 May, 2021 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Missionary Nun in Ethiopia’s Apostolic Prefecture of Robe is helping women in abusive relationships, those who have had children with several men, and others in various complicated relationships to become self-reliant.
In a report shared by the information service of the Vatican's Propaganda Fide, Agenzia Fides Friday, April 30, Apostolic Prefect of Robe, Msgr. Angelo Antolini says that Sr. Joachim is working on the project alongside other lay missionaries who have, until May, to serve women in difficult situations.
“In the mission… she (Sr. Joachim) serves women in difficulty, who have had children by several men, some in half marriages, others only in sporadic relationships in very violent contexts,” Msgr. Antolini tells Agenzia Fides.
The Catholic Nun’s project is run in Gode, a town in the Somali Regional State of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia where Christians account for a small percentage of the population.
Agenzia Fides reports that Gode mission was founded in 2007 by Fr. Christopher Hartley, a missionary from the Diocese of Toledo in Northwest Ohio currently working in South Sudan.