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Pope Christmas message urges softening of 'self-centred hearts'

Softening Self-centered Hearts The Pope has prayed for a softening of "stony and self-centred hearts" to help end injustice in the world, in his Christmas Day message. From the Vatican balcony, Pope Francis spoke of "walls of indifference" being put up to people fleeing hardship in the hope of finding a better life. The Pope prayed for those hit by conflict, natural disasters and disease, listing several countries. He singled out parts of Africa where Christians had been killed. Speaking under a clear blue sky to thousands crowded into St Peter's Square, the Pope urged "comfort to those who are persecuted for their religious faith, especially missionaries and members of the faithful who have been kidnapped, and to the victims of attacks by extremist groups, particularly in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Nigeria". An attack on Christmas Eve in Burkina Faso left 35 people dead , most of them women. Hundreds of people have been killed in the c

Always Something New

Always Something New   2,700-Year-Old Town From One of Ancient World's Major Powers Revealed by Archaeologists By Aristos Georgiou | 12/11/19 at 12:24 PM EST Researchers have revealed an ancient town in Ethiopia belonging to one of the ancient world's major powers. The settlement, known as Beta Samati, once formed part of the Aksumite Empire—one of Africa's most influential ancient civilizations, which ruled over what is now Eritrea and northern Ethiopia between 80 B.C. and 825 A.D. The empire is notable in the region for its conversion Christianity, which occurred during the fourth century. A team led by Michael Harrower from Johns Hopkins University has now described scientifically for the first time in a study published in the journal Antiquity , which estimates—according to radiocarbon dating—that it was first occupied by the pre-Aksumites around 750 B.C. and persisted for nearly a thousand years before finally being abandoned in 650 A.D. Little is known

Faith for Dear Life

Art in Ethiopia

  Art in Ethiopia Middle part of triptych Total Liberation of Africa by Afewerk Tekle,  Africa Hall (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Afewerk Tekle's ( Alpha ) residence and studio, Addis Ababa

Book of Enoch, Book of Jubilees

Book of Enoch, Book of Jubilee

Agitu And Her Happy Goats

Agitu And Her Happy Goats