Ambassador Nega presents his credentials to His Holiness, Pope Francis

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Addis Ababa, 21 May 2014 (WIC) - Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Ambassador Nega Tsegaye, presented his letters of credence to His Holiness, Pope Francis at the Vatican on 15 May 2014.
Ambassador Nega confirmed his commitment to strengthen the existing cordial relationship between Ethiopia and the Holy See, and during the ceremony, His Holiness blessed the Ethiopian People.
Ambassador Nega also met with the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietrol Parolin and discussed the long standing, historical and good relations between the Holy See and Ethiopia.
The Secretary of State expressed the commitment of the Holy See to support the Ethiopian Catholic church s ongoing assistance to the University in Addis Ababa.
They also discussed regional and continental issues and exchanged views on the conflicts in South Sudan and elsewhere in Africa.
Ambassador Nega briefed the Secretary of State on the role Ethiopia is playing, to bring peace and stability to the Horn of Africa and beyond.
He also underlined Ethiopia’s vision to make poverty history and reach middle income statues by 2025. Ambassador Nega also met with the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, and discussed the bilateral relations between Ethiopia and the Holy See.
During his visit to Vatican City, Ambassador Nega also visited the Ethiopian College Seminary and held discussions with the Archbishop of the Ethiopian Catholic Church, Abune Birhane Eyesus, and the college authorities.