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Catholic Church in Ethiopia

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Government, Tigray Forces Peace Deal “foundation to stop killing”: Church in Ethiopia

Nov 10, 2022

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. 

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on 23 October 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Urges Ethiopian Political Actors to “end suffering of unarmed population”

Oct 25, 2022

Pope Francis has appealed to political actors in Ethiopia to put to an end the violent conflict in the Horn of Africa nation and the “suffering of the unarmed population”.

Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Be “voice for the voiceless”: Ethiopian Bishop to International Community on Tigrayan War

Oct 15, 2022

The just resumed war in Tigray, the Northernmost region of Ethiopia, is the largest “our planet right now”, the Bishop of Adigrat in the Horn of Africa nation has said, and called on the international community to be “a voice for the voiceless” Tigrayans experiencing a biting humanitarian crisis in the embattled region.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel of Addis Ababa Archdiocese in Ethiopia. Credit: CBCE

After Ethiopian Cardinal’s Call for Dialogue, Tigray Forces Agree to AU-led Peace Talks

Sep 13, 2022

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). 

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Salesian Entity Responding to Food Insecurity in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Sep 3, 2022

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, is responding to the growing food insecurity crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Bishops’ 10-year Strategic Plan to Build Synergy in Ethiopia Catholic Church Institutions

Aug 29, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) are working on a 10-year strategic plan that is aimed at addressing the opportunities and challenges that arose from the Bishops’ 53rd Plenary Assembly that was held between July 20 and July 22.

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Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Condole with Coptic Church after Church Fire in Cairo, Egypt

Aug 17, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have sent a condolence message to the leadership of the Coptic Methodist Church following the outbreak of a fire in their church in the capital city of Egypt, Cairo. 

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Laud Kenyan Colleagues for Pastoral Guidance in Elections

Aug 10, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have lauded the role of their counterparts in Kenya, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), in the country’s general elections conducted on Tuesday, August 9.

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Catholic Charity Rallying for Support to Fund Catechesis, Bible Apostolate in Ethiopia

Aug 8, 2022

The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is running a donation appeal to support catechesis and distribution of Bibles in Ethiopia in order to boost evangelization efforts in the Horn of Africa country.

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Urge Church Institutions to Embrace Culture of Forgiveness

Aug 2, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) are calling for prayers for the healing of the people who have undergone suffering in the embattled parts of the country, and are urging Church institutions in the Horn of Africa nation to teach repentance and forgiveness. 

Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Appeals to Parties in Ethiopia’s “silent genocide” to End Violence

Jul 28, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia has decried the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country’s embattled Tigray region, and called upon those who are behind the massive loss of lives in the region to work fast to resolve the situation.

Fr. Abenet Abebe, Director of the office of Family, Marriage, Laity and Youth at the Ethiopia Episcopal Conference. Credit: ACI Africa

Make Dissemination of Encyclicals Your Responsibility, Ethiopian Priest to Church Leaders

Jul 15, 2022

Church leaders including Parish Priests and officials of the Justice and Peace departments have the responsibility to ensure that people receive all communication from the Holy Father, including the Encyclical Letters, an Ethiopian Catholic Priest who is attending the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has said.

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Catholic Priest in Ethiopia Urges Collective Response to “immense humanitarian” Need

Jul 14, 2022

The need for humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is “immense”, a Catholic Priest in the Horn of Africa country has said, and called for collective response.

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Church in Ethiopia Lauds U.S. Entity for Facilitating Outreach to “poorest of the poor”

Jun 27, 2022

Officials of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia have lauded the partnership the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation are having with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S.

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia “strongly” Condemn Killings in Gambella and Western Wollega

Jun 24, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have condemned the reported killing of over 300 people, “mostly women and children” in the country’s Gambella and Western Wollega regions.

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Catholic Priest in Ethiopia appeals to Young Women, Girls to Assist in Evangelization

Jun 5, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Ethiopia has called upon young girls and women to assist in evangelizing in Gode, a city in the Somali region of Ethiopia, located in the Shebelle zone in the Horn of Africa country.

Father of ten Guyo Kala (49), from Borena Zone in Southern Ethiopia, has seen his livelihood decimated by drought. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Helping Thousands in Ethiopia Through Economic Initiative

Jun 4, 2022

More than 5,000 women and young people in Ethiopia are benefiting from an economic empowerment program spearheaded by Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland.  

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Let’s Conquer Hatred with Love, Cardinal Says in Message for Good Friday in Ethiopia

Apr 22, 2022

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.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Cardinal in Ethiopia Says Humanitarian Situation in Tigray Worsening, Suffering Increasing

Apr 20, 2022

The Archbishop of Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Archdiocese has said that the humanitarian situation in the embattled Tigray region is getting worse and that the violent conflict has resulted in the protracted suffering of the population.

Professor Zeresenay Alemseged, appointed as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on 13 April 2022. Credit: University of Chicago

Pope Francis Appoints Ethiopian-born Professor to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Apr 13, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed an Ethiopian-born Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.