Church renews call for peaceful settlement of Ethiopian conflict


ADDIS ABABA – Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia General Secretary (CBCE) urged warring parties in Ethiopian to disarm and be ready for genuine dialogue to realize the expected goal.

In a statement sent to The , CBCE is said that the Church is an institution which prays and works for peace particularly to Ethiopia and generally in the world being a bridge between human beings and God.

“Although the Church has been endeavoring to halt the conflict in the northern part of Ethiopia, efforts didn’t bear fruits so far. Indeed, the unacceptable war has caused immeasurable loss and gets the Catholic Church sullen,” the statement stated.

According to the statement, the Church has been exerting full potential to prevent the conflict in a bid to save human life, avoid displacing massive innocent citizens, stop looting and destroying public and private propriety.

“Particularly, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Mt.5:9) of now 6, 2020, But I shall look to the lord, my hope is in the God who will save me, my God will hear me (Micah 7:7) of July 17, 2021, God will wipe every tear from their eyes (Rev. 21:4) of Dec.16, 2021 are among the three important statements that the Church gives emphasis.’

 Not only is the Church praying to public peace but it also provides humanitarian aid to citizens in Amhara, Afar, Oromia, and Benshangul-Gumuzin collaboration with local and international partner agencies, of course.

The CBCE approved a budget of one hundred million birr to be raised both internationally and locally. CBCE also renews its appeal to all parties involved in the conflict in the country to disarm and start genuine dialogue for the interest of the Ethiopians and to get peace prevailed.

The March 10/2022

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