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appeal of Irobs in diaspora – to relieve suffering of brethren in Ethiopia suffering war of genocide against them

Lay faithful of the Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Adigrat, Ethiopia who are living abroad have sent a universal appeal to Christians & men of good will to contribute to the relief of the Irob people now suffering from the war of genocide raging against them in Tigray State

The Irob Development Association (IDA) has sent the following letter.
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urgent appeal of Eastern Catholic Bishop to help relieve suffering of the Irob people in Tigray State, Ethiopia

Eastern Catholic Eparch (Bishop) Abune Tesfaselassie Mehdin of Adigrat has sent an heart-rending letter appealing to the charity of Christians the world over, to contribute in charity to the relief of the Irob people now suffering from the war of genocide raging against them. (more…)

Americans making America more lovable again – high time for thanksgiving


[photo:Hiwot & her Uncle Abraha Misghina in D.C. at Capitol, April 2020.]

“Why is America such a great country?”, a quizzical high-schooler once asked Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Who replied: “She is great because her people are virtuous, truly good.” And only then.

NCCL has a lot of truly good Americans and Ethiopian family members to thank for coming to the rescue of (more…)

Prayers answered yet again. Glory be to God! Dr. Woods reports surgery on Hiwot successful.

Word reaches us this hour reporting that Dr. Woods has declared the surgery was very complicated, lasting hours — and a success! (more…)

The surgeon is fulfilling your prayer for Hiwot.

As I type (10:00 am EDT Monday, feast of St. Lawrence 2020, August 10), after four sometimes tortuously long years of waiting, Dr. Woods is performing the long-awaited surgery, in charity, for Hiwot at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. (more…)

The Ethiopian has landed!

“And Jesus passing by, saw a man, who was blind from his birth: And his disciples asked him: Rabbi, who hath sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind?” Jn. ix, 1-2

Jesus answered: Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.Jn. ix, 3

This morning, Christ’s words have rung true yet again, this time at Dulles International Airport, in Washington, D.C., when Hiwot Tesfagiorgis Yohannis landed after (more…)

Christ is risen! And released the captive Ethiopian Girl!

Christ is risen!

This morning, against all odds and amidst universal pandemic, and an Embassy in Addis Ababa closed for that reason, God in his providence arranged events (more…)

Storm heaven with your prayers!

Dear Friends,

please storm heaven with your prayers!

Hiwot’s sponsor, Selemon Gebriel of Columbus, Ohio meets with (more…)

Her earthly father has abandoned her. Her heavenly Father has not.

And her Bishop begs you to be generous, to spare her life.

The following letter from (more…)

They want to keep their children safe, and need our help.

Imagine living in a neighborhood where your child’s well-being was in constant peril – by wild (more…)