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.… Continue reading Why does the Catholic University of America have a collection of over 600 Ethiopian magic scrolls?
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… Continue reading The AMAZING and POWERFUL story of how ONE MAN led 300 people to God
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… Continue reading Pope to Ethiopian Orthodox leader: The martyrs and saints of all the ecclesial traditions are one in Christ