AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - Cardinal Berhaneyesus: “Through the Cross of Christ we can conquer hatred with love”

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Addis Ababa (Agenzia Fides) - "Faith in the Resurrection of Christ gives every Christian and all humanity the strength to conquer all evil and sin", said Cardinal Berhaneyesus in the official message delivered to all public and private media regarding the Ethiopian Easter which will be celebrated on Sunday, April 24 2022.
The Ethiopian Catholic Metropolitan, who is also President of the Ethiopian Bishops' Conference, called on all people of good will to pray, especially for those affected by the war, on Ethiopian Good Friday, which will be celebrated throughout the country on April 22, 2022 in a spirit of great spirituality .
"Today, through the cross of Christ, we can conquer hatred with love, revenge with forgiveness, pain with joy, conflict with dialogue, perseverance with perseverance and Christian hope", reads the note sent to Fides by the Catholic Secretariat of the Ethiopian Bishops' Conference.
"We bishops entrust all Catholics with the task of imploring mercy, reconciliation and peace for our beloved Ethiopia, and placing all the sufferings of the people under the Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ", the Cardinal continued.
Cardinal Berhaneyesus concludes his message by asking that "the King of Peace, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, grant true peace to our land of Ethiopia. I call once again on all people of good will to pray together for those who are suffering severely suffer from the war". (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 21/4/2022)