Addis Ababa, 30 August, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia has announced a week of prayer for an end to the country’s instability.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa Saturday, August 28, members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) reach out to those at the helm of all Catholic institutions in the Horn of Africa nation urging them to facilitate collections on the first day of the week of prayer.
The collections, CBCE members say about the initiative spearheaded by the Inter Religious Council of Ethiopia (IRCE), are to be channeled to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
“We request that all Dioceses and parishes know that a prayer week is officially declared from September 6 to 10, 2021 and especially on September 6 all offices will be closed and all faithful will pray at their respective parishes pleading to God for his fatherly providence,” the Catholic Bishops say in the statement signed by CBCE President, Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel.
They add, “All kind and money collections on the prayer day will be sent to the Internally Displaced People from various parts of our country.”