Addis Ababa, 17 January, 2022 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Institute of the Ursuline Sisters of the Immaculate Virgin Mary in Ethiopia are worried that they are being kept in the dark concerning the situation of their colleague who was arrested by the government police forces more than 40 days ago.
Sr. Abrehet Teserma, a teacher at a Kindergarten school situated in Shola in Addis Ababa was reportedly abducted alongside other Catholic Nuns of the Congregation of Sisters of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent and two Deacons 30 November 2021.
“One of the leaders of the Ethiopian community told me that Sr. Abrehet Teserma is still in prison. The biggest problem, besides the imprisonment itself, is that we have no news and today, 40 days after her arrest, we are in the dark about everything,” the Superior General of the Ursuline Sisters told the information service of Propaganda Fide, Agenzia Fides in a Saturday, January 15 report.
In the report, Sr. Raffaella Pedrini adds, “We are completely ignorant of the reason for her arrest and her stay in prison. We are worried and saddened.”
The Superior General of the Institute that was founded in Gandino in Italy’s Catholic Diocese of Bergamo says the Ursuline Sisters in Ethiopia who visit Sr. Teserma in her place of detainment are not allowed to have direct contact with her.