Ethiopians Urged to Focus on Love, Respect and Tolerance During Gena (Christmas) Celebrations

Ethiopian religious leaders have underscored the need to celebrate Gena (Christmas), a festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, in unity and with respect for each other.

Ethiopians celebrate Christmas every year on January 7, just like the Europeans celebrate Christmas on December 25 every year, since Ethiopians follow the more ancient Julian calendar.

Following the festivity, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, the Ethiopian Catholic Church, Evangelical Churches Union of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, conveyed their holiday message today.

In his best wish message, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Abune Mathias, called on all Ethiopians to discharge their responsibilities of deep love, tolerance, and respect among people.

He further urged all to have a common stance for unity, equality, brotherhood, trust, and respect.

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Source: Fana Broadcasting

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