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U.S. says disturbed by troubling reports of ethnic violence on the Oromia-Somali border

19 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Statement by the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa 

“These recent events underscore the need to make more rapid and concrete progress on reform in these areas.”

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Pope Francis reflects on priorities, persoanl influences, the Catholic church & individuals

19 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope, reflected on his style, influences and priorities as pope in an interview with La Civilta Cattolica, the Jesuit journal in Rome, which published the remarks Thursday. Here are some highlights:
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ON FINDING GOD IN EVERYONE

— 2God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else_God is in this person’s life.”

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ON FAITH AND DOUBT:

— “If one has the answers to all the questions_that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble.”

Read the full article from TIME: Pope Francis Reflects on Priorities, Influences

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