Ethiopia

  • A few numbers
  • 60,000,000 Christians
  • 62 % Christian population
  • 28 Communities assisted
  • €854,041  In aid donated by l’Œuvre d’Orient
  • Population: 105,350,020 inhabitants (88 inhabitants per km²)
  • Official language: There is no official language but Amharic is the
    government’s working language
  • Government type: Federal republic (Malatu Teshome)

 

 

 

Ethiopia and the Eastern Christians

 

  • Christianity is the main religion in Ethiopia with 62.8% of the population, 43.5% of whom are Orthodox, 18.6% Protestant and 0.7% Catholic. Muslims, predominantly Sunni, represent almost 33.9% of the population. Other minority religious communities are also present – Animists, Baha’ists, and Jews.
  • Ethiopia is the second oldest Christian state after Armenia. The primate of the Ethiopian Catholic Church is His Beatitude Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel.

 

L’Œuvre d’Orient’s projects in Ethiopia

  • L’Œuvre d’Orient has been sending volunteers to Ethiopia since 2019. This is the priory of the community of the Brothers of Saint John in Addis Abeba.
  • A school for young blind people that receives financial support from l’Œuvre d’Orient.