Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has joined other Christian entities in mourning the passing on of a renowned Eritrean Christian leader who has been held captive by the country’s authorities since his arrest in 2007.
He also named an apostolic visitor for Eritrean Catholics in Europe.
Following the confiscation of Catholic schools and clinics in Eritrea, Church officials in the country have turned their efforts to educating the people at the grassroots about their human rights.
The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, is facilitating self-sustainability initiatives at the Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare, a town located some 25 miles Southeast of Eritrea's capital, Asmara.
Catholic Bishops in Eritrea have pledged to continue reclaiming Catholic institutions that the government has “forcibly taken” away.
An Eritrean Cleric known for his ministry with refugees and migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe is appealing for the safety of arrested people and Eritrean refugees in conflict-ridden Ethiopia’s Tigray region amid reports of disappearance.
The “sudden interruption” of assistance to Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia amid the ongoing violent conflict in Tigray region is posing multiple threats to hundreds of thousands of Eritreans, a Catholic Cleric known for his ministry with refugees and migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe has said.
An Ethiopian political analyst has told a Catholic aid agency that Eritrea is fighting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front alongside Ethiopia amid reports that the ongoing war in the Horn of Africa has spilled over to Eritrea.
Catholic Bishops in Eritrea have expressed sadness over the ongoing civil conflict in Ethiopia highlighting the negative effects of war, including loss of lives, displacements, destructions, among others.
Catholic Priests and a former student have bemoaned the closure of the Italian School of Asmara, a government-run international school in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara.
A Rome-based Eritrean Cleric known for his ministry with refugees and migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe has highlighted the plight of Eritrean refugees in neighboring Ethiopia who, he says, have been rejected and become “victims of exploitation, prostitution and deprivation.”
A Missionary Cleric ministering in Libya has appealed to the international community to help facilitate “urgent” evacuation of refugees from the North African country amid a humanitarian crisis.
The head of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia, Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel, has highlighted the “harmful side effects” of COVID-19 in the East African country including the loss of a Catholic Bishop and increased cases of gender-based violence (GBV).
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.
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.
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”.
The Eritrean government’s recent closure of all Catholic-run health clinics in the country will have devastating effects for the people of the country, warned the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need.