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Bishop Fikremariam Hagos Tsalim of Eritrea's Segheneity Eparchy

Source confirms arrest of Catholic bishop, two priests in Eritrea

Oct 18, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The members of the clergy are being accused of highlighting violations of human rights in Eritrea in their homilies, the... Read more

The flag of Eritrea.

Pope Francis appoints apostolic visitor for Eritrean Catholics in US and Canada

Jan 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

He also named an apostolic visitor for Eritrean Catholics in Europe. Read more

US bishops oppose expansion of immigration restrictions

Feb 3, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is decrying a Trump administration order that expands, by six, a list of... Read more

Catholics outside Asmara, Eritrea in March 2007.

Eritrean bishops say seizure of Catholic schools is 'hatred against the faith'

Sep 17, 2019

Seven religious schools in Eritrea, four of them sponsored by the Catholic Church, have been seized by the country’s government... Read more

Catholics outside Asmara, March 2007.

Eritreans suffering from seizure of Catholic health clinics, aid group says

Jul 24, 2019

The Eritrean government’s recent closure of all Catholic-run health clinics in the country will have devastating effects for the people... Read more

Catholics outside Asmara, March 2007.

Eritrean Catholic Church remains opposed to health facilities' closure

Jul 9, 2019

As the Eritrean government continues to seize and close Catholic healthcare sites throughout the country, the Church has denounced the... Read more

The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Asmara.

Eritrean Catholics dedicate Apostles' Fast to pray over clinics' closure

Jun 26, 2019

The head of the Eritrean Catholic Church has called for the Church's faithful to observe the current fasting season in... Read more

The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Asmara.

Eritrean Catholic Church denounces government seizure of health clinics

Jun 18, 2019

The Eritrean Catholic Church has criticized the government of the one-party state for seizing and closing its 22 health clinics... Read more

Migrants on the the Italian Coast Guard vessel Diciotti wait to embark.

Italian bishops receive 100 Eritrean migrants stranded at port

Aug 28, 2018

The Italian bishops’ conference will accept the majority of African migrants who have spent 10 days stranded on a coast... 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

May 12, 2014

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