The Church in Ethiopia is mourning the deaths of four religious sisters who died in a car accident that critically injured three other sisters. The accident involved members of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Anne. Eight sisters were driving to the city of Hawassa for a funeral of one sister’s relative. Near the
With a recent gift of more than 600 handmade leather manuscripts, the Catholic University of America is now home to one of the most important collections of Ethiopian religious manuscripts in the United States. The collection includes Christian, Islamic, and “magic” texts. It is the largest collection of Ethiopian Islamic manuscripts outside of Ethiopia. Dr.
A distant part of Ethiopia last week celebrated the baptisms of 300 adult catechumens, youth, and infants. “Today when you receive this great Sacrament of Baptism you become sons and daughters of God, people of God and members of the Church; this brings great joy in heaven and great joy on earth for the entire
Pope Francis received Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Pope Matthias I, at the Vatican on Monday 29 February. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church which has a membership of between 45 and 50 million people is the largest Oriental Orthodox denomination in the world. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is one of the oldest