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Ethiopian Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Addis Ababa (CNS)

Cardinal Souraphiel says synod will urge bishops’ conferences ‘to see that the teaching of the Gospel is inculturated’

ISIS militants murdered 30 Ethiopians in a video released on Sunday

Thirty men killed by ISIS were not soldiers but young innocents hoping to better the lives of their families, say bishops

French president François Hollande meets Pope Francis in January 2014 (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)

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Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis sends message to the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after latest ISIS massacre

A screen shot from the video

Terrorists release propaganda video showing two massacres of Christians from Ethiopia

Eritrean migrants in Lampedusa

Thousands are leaving the oppressive country to seek asylum

Ann Widdecombe with Hegeno Lerenso, front, and Welde, left

People with leprosy live there in the worst conditions imaginable, pushed to the fringes of society

The sun sets over Mawenzi Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

At last, an author who grasps how strange and sophisticated the continent really is