Addis Ababa, 10 November, 2022 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) serves as a basis to end the misery of the people of God in northern Ethiopia including “killing among brothers and sisters” that has been going on for the past two years, the leadership of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia has said.
On November 2, the Ethiopian government and the TPLF reached a peace agreement in South Africa to “permanently silence the guns and end the two years of conflict in northern Ethiopia”.
In a statement circulated Wednesday, November 9, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) expresses “joy and gratitude” that the warring parties have reached a truce.
Writing “in the name of the Ethiopian Catholic Church”, CBCE President, Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel, says, “We believe that the agreement made in South Africa wipes the tears of so many mothers, stops the misery of children, lays the foundation to stop killing among brothers and sisters. As a result of this, it leads our people towards unity and peace.”
Cardinal Souraphiel expresses his gratitude to all those behind the peace agreement, saying, “I would like to thank the people who have been working hard to make this happen and who contributed to its fulfilment.”