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Ethiopian Catholic Church to use radio during the Year of Mercy

Monday 18 January 2016, by SIGNIS

Addis-Abeba, Brussels, January 18th, 2016 (SIGNIS/Amecea/ECS). The Catholic Bishops of Ethiopia have strategized on using radio as one of the means of communications to raise awareness on works of charity and forgiveness to the society as part of the implementation plans of the year of Mercy in the country.

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Fr. Seyoum Fransua

According to Fr. Seyoum Fransua, the Ethiopian Catholic Church (ECS) Deputy Secretary General; ECS is sponsoring some radio programs that will instill and promote works and the idea of Mercy to the minds of the people on the widely heard radio stations in the country.

The Deputy Secretary General said that the ECS took the opportunity of Christmas celebration in the country to communicate the Holy Father’s call for the Acts of Mercy to the people of Ethiopia.

“Some of the programs sponsored include the promotion of the Catholic Social teachings by inviting people to join the church in the care of our common home as they were celebrating Christmas,” he said.

The program on promotion of the Catholic Social Teaching of the Church is sponsored by the ‘Aid to the Church in Need’ a donor agency on which a bigger audience has benefited through various means of communications.

Fr. Seyoum said that the dissemination of the message of Mercy was targeting not only to Catholics but to all people of good will as well. “The implementation of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in all the Dioceses is among the priorities of the Church in Ethiopia in this year,” he said.

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