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Catholic Church in Eritrea

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Christian Human Rights Group Calling for Withdrawal of Eritrean Troops from Ethiopia

Jan 7, 2023

The UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has expressed concern about Eritrea’s “heavy” involvement in the violence in neighboring Ethiopia and called on the international community to move swiftly to ensure that Eritrean forces leave the embattled Horn of Africa country.

Bishop Fikremariam Hagos Tsalim of Eritrea's Segheneity Eparchy. Credit: InfoVaticana

Catholic Bishop, Priest Freed After Months of Detention in Eritrea

Dec 28, 2022

A Catholic Bishop and a Priest arrested and detained in Eritrea on October 15 have been set free, a source has told ACI Africa.

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Human Rights Entities Decry “arbitrary detention” of Catholic Bishop, Priests in Eritrea

Oct 21, 2022

The Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and the Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) have condemned the arrest and detention of a Catholic Bishop and Priests in Eritrea. 

Bishop Fikremariam Hagos Tsalim of Eritrea's Segheneity Eparchy. Credit: InfoVaticana

Source Confirms Arrest “without a reason” of Catholic Bishop, Two Priests in Eritrea

Oct 18, 2022

Security officers in Eritrea have arrested and detained a Catholic Bishop and two Priests, a source in the Northeastern African country has confirmed to ACI Africa.

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Christian Body among Entities Decrying “misreporting” of Protests by Eritreans in London

Sep 7, 2022

The Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and the Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) have expressed concern about the “misreporting” of the protests, which asylum seekers and refugees from Eritrea participated in outside the Eritrean Embassy in London, the United Kingdom on Sunday, September 4.

Entrance to Hagaz Agro-Technical School (HATS) in Eritrea. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Eritrean Authorities Seize Control of Catholic-Owned School, Set to Take Over Another

Aug 28, 2022

The government of Eritrea has taken over the Hagaz Agro-Technical School (HATS), a Catholic learning institution that the Brothers of the Christian Schools (LaSalle Brothers) established and have been running, an August 24 BBC report indicates.

Archbishop Mengisteab Tesfamariam. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We will pray that your elections go smoothly”: Eritrean Catholic Archbishop to Kenyans

Aug 6, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of the Asmara in Eritrea has expressed his prayerful solidarity with the people of God in Kenya ahead of the general elections scheduled for August 9.

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Christian Entities Concerned about “continuing unjust” Human Rights Violations in Eritrea

May 23, 2022

Officials of several United Kingdom- (UK) based Christian entities have expressed concern about “continuing unjust” human rights violations in the Northeastern African country of Eritrea.

Msgr. Luis Miguel Munoz Cardaba, New Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan and Eritrea.

Pope Appoints Spanish-Born Cleric as Nuncio in Sudan and Eritrea

Apr 2, 2020

Pope Francis on Tuesday, March 31 appointed Msgr. Luis Miguel Munoz Cardaba, a native of Spain who has been serving at the Apostolic Nunciature in Turkey, as his representative in Sudan and Eritrea.

The Secretary of the Holy See Delegation to the U.N. Geneva, Msgr. Mauro Cionini / Ignatius Takura Mugwagwa/EWTN Deutschland

Vatican Ready for “constructive, respectful dialogue” with Eritrean Government to End Woes

Mar 5, 2020

Delegates of the Holy See have, during the recent 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland, called for an amicable solution to the challenges that the Catholic Church in Eritrea is facing and expressed readiness for “a constructive and respectful dialogue” to end the tense relations pitting the government against the Church in the Northeast African country.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphel, Archbishop of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia who was denied entry into Eritrea on February 22.

Bishops in Eritrea Write to Protest Ethiopian Cardinal-led Delegation’s Denied Entry

Mar 4, 2020

Following the incident that saw the Ethiopian Cardinal and his delegation denied entry into Eritrea, being forced to spend a night at Asmara airport, Catholic Bishops in the northeast African nation have, in a letter addressed to Eritrean government authorities, expressed disappointment over the “most unfortunate incident”.

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Asmara, Eritrea

Eritrean Catholic Church Denounces Government Seizure of Health Clinics

Jun 25, 2019

 In seizing the clinics, patients were told to return to their homes, and military are guarding the buildings.