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A volunteer working with children at the Gode Catholic Mission in Ethiopia's Apostolic Prefecture of Robe.
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Missionaries in Ethiopia Giving Women in Complicated Relationships Second Chance in Life

A Catholic Missionary Nun in Ethiopia’s Apostolic Prefecture of Robe is helping women in abusive relationships, those who have had children with several men, and others in various complicated relationships to become self-reliant.

A little girl of Ethiopia's Desanetch tribe poses at the entrance of a makeshift house/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need /

Catholic Priest in Troubled Tigray Region Says Ethiopia’s Situation Worsening Day by Day

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region that has been in war since last November is deteriorating each passing day, a Catholic Priest ministering in the country’s Northernmost region has said.

A Catholic Nun poses for a photo session with children in Tigray, Ethiopia/ Credit: Agenzia Fides /

Catholic Nun Narrates Harrowing Account of Murders, Explosions in Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis

Horror surrounded Shire, a town in Ethiopia’s Tigray region at the start of the ongoing civil war, a Catholic Nun who works in the troubled Northernmost region of the Horn of African country has recounted.

Bishop Paul Swarbrick of England's Lancaster Diocese addressing participants in a virtual Mass for the people of Ethiopia / Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Residents “remain at the heart of the Passion”: English Bishop

As Christians begin celebrations that culminate in the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday to be marked April 4, a Bishop in England has highlighted the plight of the people living in crisis-ridden Ethiopia’s Tigray region, noting that they remain stuck “at the heart of the Passion” of Christ.

SDB members, Missionaries of Charity and Salesian Sisters in Adwa area of Tigray making bread for the displaced people in the region. / Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

“Number of displaced still increasing every day”: Salesians in Ethiopia amid Tigray Crisis

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Ethiopia have, in a report, highlighted the situation in the Northernmost region of the country, Tigray, where, they say, the number of displaced people is rising daily amid continued fighting.

UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz / United Nations Human Rights

UN’s Report on Transgender Ideology Cause for Concern for Bishops in Kenya, Ethiopia

Catholic Bishops in Kenya and Ethiopia have raised concerns over the contents of a United Nations’ (UN) report that seems to advocate for the controversial transgender ideology.

The official logo of Doctors with Africa CUAMM / Doctors with Africa CUAMM

Italian Health Entity Ready for Ethiopia’s Tigray Mission in Response to Bishop’s Plea

The Italy-based non-governmental organization focused on healthcare, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, is planning to launch “in the next five weeks” an intervention to alleviate the suffering of civilians in the ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

Tigray region of Ethiopia / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

International Catholic Entity Struggling to Access War Victims in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

The Catholic Pontifical Organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is experiencing difficulties delivering aid to victims of the ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the leadership of the charity has said and appealed to authorities in the Horn of Africa country to improve the region’s accessibility.

Members of the delegation by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) who paid a solidarity visit to the Tigray region from January 12-14. / Courtesy Photo

Visiting Ethiopia’s Tigray Region “was important and eye-opening”: Bishops’ Delegation

Members of the delegation by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have described their recent solidarity visit to the troubled region of Tigray within the territory covered by Ethiopia’s Eparchy of Adigrat as “important and eye-opening.”

Two hospital-type beds and two wheelchairs for elderly religious sisters in Ethiopia. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Elderly Sisters in Ethiopia Receive Boost from International Charity Organization

A recently established home for elderly members of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady (FMOL) has been equipped with modern facilities for the use by the elderly Sisters of the Religious Order.

Map Showing Ethiopia's Tigray region. /

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region in “dire humanitarian situation”: Bishop in Ethiopia

The people of God in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region are experiencing “a dire humanitarian situation”, a Bishop in the Horn of Africa nation has expressed in a letter availed to ACI Africa.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel /

Ethiopia’s Cardinal Urges Respect for Life, Constitutionalism Ahead of Christmas Day Jan 7

The need to respect human life and the upholding of the constitution in Ethiopia where violence in the country’s Tigray region is reportedly on the rise are some of the highlights of Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel’s message ahead of Christmas Day in the Horn of Africa nation.

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Consolata Missionaries in Africa Express Solidarity with Church in Ethiopia amid Crisis

Members of the Consolata Missionaries ministering in Africa have expressed their solidarity with the people of God in Ethiopia amid the ongoing crisis in the Horn of Africa nation’s Tigray region.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Catholic Aid Organization Facilitating Church Marriages for Couples in Ethiopia

The Borana people, members of one of the indigenous tribes in the South of Ethiopia, are embracing Catholic Sacraments with the help of a Pontifical charity organization which is at the centre of primary evangelization among the traditionally nomadic group.

Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia. /

Cleric Appeals for Safety of Missing Eritreans, Refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

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.

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Bishops in Africa Demand “immediate laying down of arms” in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Catholic Bishops in Africa have, under their collective forum of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), added their voice to those of other Bishops in Eastern Africa and international leaders in expressing concerns about the violent conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

Interrupted Assistance Posing Multiple Threats to Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia: Cleric

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.

Prince Dr. Asfa Wossen Asserate. / (© Asfa-Wossen-Asserate.

Ethiopia, Eritrea Fighting Militias Together, Political Analyst Tells Catholic Aid Agency

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.

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

Pope Francis Appeals to Ethiopia’s “parties in conflict to stop violence, safeguard life”

Pope Francis has asked people to pray for Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where the United Nations has said that “a full-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding.”

Global Catholic Peace Movement Alarmed by Violence in Ethiopia, Calls for Peace

The leadership of Pax Christi International, a global Catholic peace movement, has expressed “great” concerns about the ongoing violent conflict in Ethiopia pitting the Federal government against the local authorities of the country’s Northernmost Tigray region.