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Vatican Radio: Pope conveys to TPLF patriarch importance of promoting “peaceful coexistence based on reciprocal respect and reconciliation, mutual forgiveness and solidarity”!

1 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

This page has held the view that the hastily-organized visit of the TPLF-appointed leader of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church aimed, if he succeeded, to seduce Papa Francis of the Catholic Church into fostering Catholic-Orthodox alliance to be used against the human rights of the Ethiopian people.
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የኦርቶዶክስ ገቢ በቢሊዮን ቢቆጠርም የምዕመናኑ ቁጥር በከፍተኛ ደረጃ መቀነሱን ካድሬው ፓትሪያርክ በተሰበረ ልብ ለሕዝብ ይፋ አደረጉ

25 Oct

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

የኢትዮጵያ ቤተ ክርስቲያን የምትታወቀው የታረዘውን በማብላትና ማልበስ፡ መንፈሱ የተሰበረውን በመደገፍና በማፅናናት፡ የተረገጠውን ከለላ በመስጠት ሲሆን፡ ካድሬዎቹና ዓለማውያኑ አቡኖች ጳውሎስና ማቲያስ፡ የዘር ፖለቲከኞች ከመሆናቸው በማሻገር፡ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ለአደጋና የጨቋኙን የሕወሃት መሣሪያ ሆነው የማገልገል ተልዕኮ ነበራቸው፤ አላቸውም!
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Pope Francis:                                 “We are asked to summon the courage and the intelligence to resolve today’s many geopolitical and economic crises”

25 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “It goes without saying that part of this great effort is the creation and distribution of wealth. The right use of natural resources, the proper application of technology and the harnessing of the spirit of enterprise are essential elements of an economy which seeks to be modern, inclusive and sustainable. “Business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving the world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the area in which it operates, especially if it sees the creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good””
    – Pope Francis

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Pope spares no one in urging tenderness after violences of 2014

25 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican calling for “tenderness” and “warmth” after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking the holiday.

Pope Francis kneels as he leads the Christmas night mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican December 24, 2014. (Credit: Reuters MaxRossi)

The Argentine pontiff’s brief homily was replete with Gospel references in his Christmas Eve mass, broadcast live in 3D for the first time.

“Do we have the courage to welcome with tenderness the difficulties and problems of those who are near to us?” the pope asked in Saint Peter’s Basilica, filled with some 5,000 worshippers.

“Or do we prefer impersonal solutions, perhaps effective but devoid of the warmth of the Gospel? How much the world needs tenderness today!” he said.

The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics also called on “the arrogant, the proud… (and) those closed off to others” to meet life “with goodness, with meekness.”

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Pope recognizes the Church must reform or perish; does this offer any lesson to authoritarian states?

5 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “Pope Francis is not a doctrinal radical – this is not Che Guevara in a cassock!” – John Allen, Boston Globe

    When I visited Scalfari, he [Scalfari] recounted his conversation with the Pope. “I told him all popes have reformed the Church, for better or for worse, but you are not reforming this Church, you are not a reformist. You are a revolutionary.” According to Scalfari, the Pope told him he is not revolutionising the Church, that his task is just to apply the conclusions of the Second Vatican Council.

    The Second Vatican Council – commonly known as Vatican II – was, in theory at least, the seismic event in the modern history of the Catholic Church. It ran from 1962 to 1965.

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