Ethiopia: Churches Burned and Priests Killed in Somali Region

Posted August 9, 2018 5:50 pm by ZENIT Staff

Ethiopia: Churches Burned and Priests Killed in Somali Region

Patriarch Mathias I and the Holy Synod of the Tewahedo Orthodox Church of Ethiopia have decided to offer 16 days of fasting and prayer that precede and follow the liturgical solemnity of the Assumption of St Mary Mother of God – (celebrated August 15), to invoke the gift of peace and reconciliation in Jijiga and in the Somali region, after ethnic violence, which in recent days, exploded in that part of Ethiopia, causing about 30 victims. This was reported by Fides News Agency.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has paid a high price due to the spiral of violence: according to information

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