Asmara, 04 December, 2021 / 11:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Following the confiscation of Catholic schools and clinics in Eritrea, Church officials in the country have turned their efforts to educating the people at the grassroots about their human rights.
A Catholic Priest who spoke to ACI Africa Wednesday, December 1 on condition of anonymity for fear of victimization said educating the people about their rights is important in the country with an authoritarian system of government.
The Priest added that speaking against human rights violations and teaching the Eritrean people has become one of the main activities of the Catholic Church since the government started nationalizing Church-owned institutions in the country in 2019.
"We are limited with the services we can offer to the people. But at the grassroot levels, we continue to create awareness about the rights of the people, the right way in which they should bring up their children and take care of the sick," the Priest said.
In their advocacy work, which is limited to the Catholic faithful, the Priest said Church officials "make this awareness that people have to ask for their rights, for justice to prevail in the country."