In Summary

• Pope has asked the world to remember Tigray in prayer so that the violence may come to an end and social harmony is restored as soon as possible.

• Pope’s comment comes at the time when the UN agencies and aid groups estimate that about 350,000 people Tigray region are in famine conditions.

Pope Francis.
Pope Francis.

The head of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican Pope Francis has prayed for the humanitarian crisis facing the Tigray region in Ethiopia.

The Pope said on Sunday that he is “particularly close to the people of Tigray” as they face famine at the time of unrest that began in November 2020.