Addis Ababa, 01 December, 2022 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The people of God in Ethiopia are waiting “with hope” to see the “effects” of the recently signed peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) has said.
In a report by the Information service of Propaganda Fide, Agenzia Fides, Fr. Teshome Fikre Woldetensae reacts to the peace agreement that the Ethiopian government and TPLF reached in South Africa on November 2, pledging to “permanently silence the guns and end the two years of conflict in northern Ethiopia”.
“We have followed with confidence the development of the peace agreements and now we wait with hope that they will produce effects,” Fr. Woldetensae has been quoted as saying in the report published November 25.
He adds, "Despite the enormous difficulties caused by the crisis, the effects of the conflicts, climate change, and the severe drought that are affecting our country, the population at least finds relief in the fact that a 'climate of peace' is beginning."
The CBCE General Secretary says that people are exhausted by the war that has not only destroyed lives but also property and relationships between communities.