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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

Workers carry sacks of grain in a warehouse of the World Food Programme (WFP) in the city of Abala, Ethiopia, on June 9, 2022. The Afar region was the only passageway for humanitarian convoys bound for Tigray.

Tigray food crisis deepens as Catholic leaders plead for relief

Aug 18, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Over 20 million people in Ethiopia rely on food assistance, but it was halted four months ago after the discovery... 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

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 gives the Angelus address June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: 'All that is good belongs to God'

Jun 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

"Even the seed of our good works may seem small; yet, all that is good belongs to God and therefore... Read more

The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum, Ethiopia. Credit: Jialiang Gao via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Hundreds reportedly dead after massacre at Oriental Orthodox church in Ethiopia

Jan 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

At least 750 people are reported dead after an attack on an Oriental Orthodox church in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according... Read more