Please support the persecuted Church and her faithful
“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
There are 80 different ethnic groups in Ethiopia, with widely differing cultures and languages. Some 58% of the country’s 100 million people are Orthodox Christians of the Ethiopian rite, while Catholics make up barely 2%. But while the Catholic Church is technically a minority, it maintains a great many schools, kindergartens, and social care centers.
The Salesians of Don Bosco are providing important services in five different regions of Ethiopia. They have been present in the country since 1975 and are focused first and foremost on providing disadvantaged young people with refuge, education, and vocational training. The congregation also runs the Parish of Our Lady, Help of Christians in northern Ethiopia. The parish was established in 1990 and serves nearly 220 faithful, most of whom live hand-to-mouth. The average family income ranges from $35 to $70.
The Salesians base their work on three main pillars: children, young people, and families. ACN has offered to help them with a contribution of $16,100 for 2020.
Will you help support the youth and family apostolate work of the Salesian Brothers in Ethiopia?
Aid to the Church in Need commits to invest your funds where they will have the greatest impact for the Church we serve. Funds donated to Aid to the Church in Need’s projects will be used towards the greatest need in our programs to help keep the Faith alive.
“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.
The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.