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Sister Medhin with school children in Tigray, Ethiopia, in March 2024. The Scotland-based organization Mary’s Meals, which feeds almost 2.5 million children in some of the world’s poorest countries, has been partnering with the Daughters of Charity in Tigray since 2017 to provide meals for thousands of children.

As hunger crisis unfolds in Ethiopia, global charity teams up with Catholic nuns to feed children

Apr 13, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

Mary’s Meals, which feeds almost 2.5 million children globally, has been partnering with the Daughters of Charity in Tigray since... Read more

Schoolchildren in Tigray, Ethiopia, eat biscuits and tea provided by Mary's Meals.

Catholic charity resumes bringing meals and hope to war-torn Tigray

Sep 3, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

In late August, Mary’s Meals began serving food once again to approximately 10,000 children in 14 schools in northern Ethiopia.   Read more

Bishop John Patrick Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix visited the African nations of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya in August 2023 for a tour of projects connected to the U.S. bishops’ conference’s Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.

Family life, ‘bonding together’ behind spread of Christianity in Africa, U.S. bishop says

Aug 29, 2023

By Agnes Aineah

Bishop John Patrick Dolan of Phoenix returned from a 12-day trip to the African countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya... Read more


Two CRS aid workers killed in Ethiopia

Apr 12, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Two Catholic Relief Services workers were shot and killed April 9, Easter Sunday, while riding in a CRS vehicle in... Read more

Bishop Fikremariam Hagos Tsalim of Eritrea's Segheneity Eparchy

Catholic bishop, priest released after two months in Eritrea prison

Dec 29, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Security agents had arrested Bishop Tsalim and two priests Oct. 15 at Asmara International Airport upon the bishop’s arrival from... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Oct. 23, 2022.

Pope Francis warns of the danger of ‘spiritual arrogance’

Oct 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope warned that “spiritual arrogance” can lead to adoration of one’s ego instead of God. Read more

Ethiopia's bishops during their plenary assembly in Mojo, July 2021. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat via Facebook.

Ethiopian bishops call for ceasefire in Tigray crisis

Jul 22, 2021

By Magdalene Kahiu

As the war over control of Ethiopia's Tigray region expands into neighboring regions, the country's bishops on Saturday urged an... Read more

People wait outside a distribution point to receive aid rations in Oromia Region, Ethiopia, in February 2018

Catholic charity: Ethiopians in agony as water crisis deepens

Jun 24, 2021

By Agnes Aineah

Residents of various parts of Ethiopia are trekking for miles and spending days in long queues to get water far... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience Nov. 11, 2020.

Pope Francis asks for prayer for Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region

Nov 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

A farmer and militia fighter in northwest Ethiopia.

Ethiopia's bishops call for peace, as deadly regional conflict worsens

Nov 11, 2020

A conflict between the Ethiopian government and the government of Ethiopia’s Tigray region must halt immediately, or it will destroy... Read more

Bishop Angelo Moreschi of Ethiopia's Gambella Vicariate. He died of COVID-19 on March 25, 2020 in Brescia, Italy

First bishop known to die of coronavirus was missionary in Ethiopia

Mar 25, 2020

The Italian bishop of a missionary region of Ethiopia is the first Catholic bishop known to have died of the... Read more

Pope Francis greets Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Abune Mathias Feb. 29, 2016.

Pope Francis asks for prayer for persecuted Christians in Ethiopia

Nov 3, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Sunday asked for prayer for persecuted Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, who have been targeted in ongoing ethnic clashes... Read more

Refugees in a camp on the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

CRS steps up as millions in Ethiopia displaced by flooding, ethnic violence

Feb 4, 2019

With millions of Ethiopians forced out of their homes, Catholic Relief Services is working with the local Catholic Church to... Read more

Manrique with local children in Ethiopia.

Journalist-turned-missionary finds happiness in evangelization

Aug 21, 2018

Belén Manrique had a promising career in journalism, surrounded by good friends and family. But at age 30, she left... Read more

A market in Ghinda, Eritrea, November 2014.

After peace agreement Eritrea's first step must be helping youth, priest says

Jul 26, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a peace accord signed this month ended 20 years of conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia, an Eritrean Catholic priest... Read more

Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2016.

Four Ethiopia nuns killed in car crash on the way to a funeral

Mar 8, 2017

The Church in Ethiopia is mourning the deaths of four religious sisters who died in a car accident that critically... Read more

Gumuz people in traditional dress.

How one young Ethiopian made 300 Christian converts

Dec 7, 2016

A distant part of Ethiopia last week celebrated the baptisms of 300 adult catechumens, youth, and infants.  Read more

Candle Vigil.

After deadly protests, religious leaders in Ethiopia call for peace

Oct 18, 2016

Religious leaders in Ethiopia have joined together to plea for peace amid ongoing protests that have sometimes resulted in deadly... Read more

Ethiopia women at the market.

In Ethiopia, Church-run small business program aims for a better tomorrow

Sep 1, 2016

Making a living is tough in parts of Ethiopia, but a Catholic-run program aims to change that.  Read more

Pope Francis greets Abune Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, at the Vatican, Feb. 29, 2016.

Pope to Oriental Orthodox leader: Ecumenism of martyrs calls us to unity

Feb 29, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Today's martyrs have become “the seed of Christian unity,” Pope Francis said Monday during an audience with the leader of... Read more