Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopia’

Wellington’s Ethiopian community finally gets own priest Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

It has been 15 years in the making, but Wellington’s Ethiopian community finally has their own priest. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church plays a huge role in the country’s culture and until now services could only be held when a priest from Christchurch and Auckland could visit. To celebrate their new priest arriving from Ethiopia, the Read more

Community of Sant’Egidio given formal protection Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Inter-religious dialogue, aid for migrants and refugees and the protection of minority Christian communities are included in a formal agreement between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Community of Sant’Egidio. The Community, which is a Catholic charity, has been helping the poor in many countries since the 1970s. The accord with the French ministry Read more

New cardinal hopes reform will see Vatican speak for voiceless Comments 0

Friday, February 13th, 2015

One of Pope Francis’s new cardinals hopes reform of the Roman Curia will see the Vatican becoming “the voice for the voiceless”. Cardinal-designate Berhaneyesus Souraphiel from Ethiopia said the Catholic Church is a great institution with presence around the world. He voiced particular concern about people in East Africa who are being displaced from their homes Read more

Brooke Fraser and Ethiopia Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Brooke Fraser is about to get down and dirty in Ethiopia for a cause close to her heart. The Kiwi songwriter, who this week completes a Flags-raising tour of Europe, will return to Africa to visit as many of the Charity Water birthday-funded (she raised US$65,000) projects as possible. ”I recently received a satellite image Read more

Caritas launches appeal to help drought-hit Ethiopians Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Caritas is appealing for EUR 1,489,048 (US $2,149,143 million) to help Ethiopia during its most severe drought in 60 years. Four and a half million people in the country are in need of immediate food aid. Crops have failed, livestock have died, and water sources both for drinking and irrigation have dried up. Related Posts:Caritas Read more