Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mar 8, 2017 / 13:43 pm
The Church in Ethiopia is mourning the deaths of four religious sisters who died in a car accident that critically injured three other sisters.
The accident involved members of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Anne. Eight sisters were driving to the city of Hawassa for a funeral of one sister's relative.
Near the east-central Ethiopian town of Meki, a truck overtook them on the road, causing the accident.
"The news of the traffic death of four sisters in Ethiopia, the Daughters of St. Anne, touches our hearts and souls very deeply," said Monsignor John E. Kozar, president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). "I know the Church of Ethiopia has lost some very devoted servants."