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Catholic Priest in Ethiopia Warns of Looming “irreparable disaster” in Tigrayan Crisis

Jan 20, 2022

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is deteriorating, with a Catholic Priest in the Horn of Africa country warning of a looming disaster that he says may not be reversed once the crisis is over.

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Ursuline Sister Detained in Ethiopia Freed, “well and in good general condition”: Superior

Jan 18, 2022

The member of the Institute of the Ursuline Sisters of the Immaculate Virgin Mary in Ethiopia who was arrested by the government police forces more than 40 days ago has been released and is “well and in good general condition.”

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Ursuline Sisters “worried, saddened” about Prolonged Detainment of Colleague in Ethiopia

Jan 17, 2022

Members of the Institute of the Ursuline Sisters of the Immaculate Virgin Mary in Ethiopia are worried that they are being kept in the dark concerning the situation of their colleague who was arrested by the government police forces more than 40 days ago.

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia after their visit to  displaced persons in Amhara and Afar regions. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Ethiopia’s Catholic Church Reports about Religious Leaders’ Solidarity Visit to Displaced

Jan 13, 2022

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia have reached out to the displaced persons in Amhara and Afar regions of the Horn of Africa nation in a solidarity visit during which they delivered food items, the Catholic Church has reported. 

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Ethiopia’s Cardinal Urges Citizens to “avoid pride, hatred that break the chain of peace”

Jan 7, 2022

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.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Ethiopia’s Situation of War Main Focus of Catholic Bishops’ Recent Plenary Assembly

Dec 26, 2021

The latest Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia focused on the situation of war in the Horn of Africa nation that is its second year, they have said in their collective message shared with ACI Africa.

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Catholic Charity Lauds United Nations Rights Council Push to Probe Abuses in Ethiopia

Dec 20, 2021

The leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has lauded the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for adopting a resolution that paves way for investigations into alleged abuses in the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

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Do Everything to Stop “Rwanda-type genocide” in Ethiopia: Church Leaders Urge Pope Francis

Dec 2, 2021

Members of the Tigray Diaspora Inter-Religious Council (TDIRC) are calling on Pope Francis to take every possible action to stop the ongoing clashes, which they describe as a genocide against the people of Tigray.

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Look into Future with Hope, Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa to South Sudan, Ethiopia

Dec 1, 2021

The leadership of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has urged the people of God in South Sudan and Ethiopia experiencing conflicts and unrests to “look to the future with hope”.

Provincial house of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Ethiopia, Don Bosco Gottera (Addis Ababa). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Six Ethiopian Salesians Released from Police Detention, Placed Under Home Confinement

Nov 19, 2021

Six members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who were among those arrested when government forces in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, raided two of their premises earlier this month were freed from police detention and placed under home confinement, a source has told ACI Africa in an interview.

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Salesians Appeal for Prayers for Safe Release of Members Arrested in Addis Ababa Raid

Nov 10, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are appealing for prayers to secure the safe release of their confreres who were arrested when government forces in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, raided two of their premises.     

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Pope Concerned about Violence in Ethiopia, Prays for Victims of Explosion in Sierra Leone

Nov 8, 2021

The escalating violence in Ethiopia is cause for concern for Pope Francis who has also expressed his spiritual solidarity with the victims of the explosion in the West African nation of Sierra Leone. 

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Catholic Priest Fleeing Violence in Ethiopia Pleads for Peace in Heart-wrenching Message

Nov 2, 2021

A Catholic Missionary has written to Catholic Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, appealing for peace in areas surrounding Ethiopia’s Tigray region that have experienced violence for nearly a year, plunging the region into a deep humanitarian crisis.

President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Ethiopia, Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

“Avoid hate speech, preach love, peace”: Ethiopia’s Catholic Bishops in New Year Message

Sep 10, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have, in a message ahead of the country’s New Year Day celebrations, called on the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to embrace peace amid growing violence.

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Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with Victims of Ethiopia’s Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Sep 9, 2021

Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with victims of Ethiopia’s ongoing conflict ahead of the country’s New Year Day celebrations.

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia pray for an end to violence in the Horn of Africa nation. Credit: CBCE

Humanitarian Aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray Region “severely affected”, Not Suspended: Bishops

Sep 3, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have, in a September 2 statement, clarified that the humanitarian support channeled to Tigray region has not been suspended.

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

Catholic Church in Ethiopia Declares Week of Prayer, Plans to Channel Collections to IDPs

Aug 30, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia has announced a week of prayer for an end to the country’s instability.

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Ongoing War “saddens our hearts”, Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Say, Call for Ceasefire

Jul 22, 2021

The ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s Northern region that is reportedly spreading to other regions of the Horn of Africa nation is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in the country who are calling for an end to the violence.

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UK-Based Religious Entity Lauds UN Directives to End Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

Jul 14, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has welcomed the adoption of a number of resolutions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) aimed at ending human rights abuses that have been widely reported in Ethiopia.

Participants in a Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) forum in Ethiopia's Tigray region/Credit: SCIAF / SCIAF

Scottish Catholic Charity Launches Aid Appeal for the Needy in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Jul 8, 2021

A Scottish Catholic charity organization has launched an appeal for aid to reach out to millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia’s Tigray region following the protracted violent conflict between the federal and regional governments.