Ethiopia Cardinal Berhaneyesus calls on Christians to practice charity while fasting
According to the Ethiopian Liturgical Calendar the 15 days fast August 7 – 21, 2015 before the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin Mary is an important time for the spiritual renewal of the faithful throughout the nation. In his message to the faithful for the occasion of the fast days H. Em. Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel, C.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Addis Ababa, President of CBCE and AMECEA Chairman, said we must follow the example of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin Mary and take care of those in need of our support. “Charity and giving love to the needy and the vulnerable should be our religious responsibility, this fasting period is a good time to practice charity and make it part of our life,” he said.