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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Addis Ababa departs the Vatican's Synod Hall, Oct. 13, 2014.

Ethiopia's Cardinal Souraphiel brings African family values to the college of cardinals

Elevated to the rank of cardinal in February, Ethiopian Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel of Addis Ababa has brought the richness... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 11, 2013.

Pope Francis affirms Ethiopian, Eritrean bishops as model of unity

Addressing the bishops of the northeast African nations Ethiopia and Eritrea at their ad limina visit to Rome on May... Read more