The Catholic Archbishop of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia has lauded the peace negotiations in the country's embattled Tigray region and prayed for grace for the people of God in the Horn of Africa country to continue to work towards “lasting peace”.
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.
Following the Ethiopian Cardinal’s call for dialogue and ceasefire after years of violence in the country’s Tigray region, members of the Tigrayan forces have said they are willing to engage in peace talks to be mediated by the African Union (AU).
The Cardinal in Ethiopia has challenged the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to allow love to conquer hatred and to embrace dialogue amid the ravaging humanitarian situation in the country.
There is need for the people of God in Ethiopia to shun pride, anger and hatred that obstruct peace in the Horn of Africa nation, the Cardinal in country has said in his message ahead of Christmas Day marked on Friday, January 7.