The Role of the Religious Leaders in Building and Sustaining Peace in Ethiopia


Location: C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies


Abba Hagos Hayish Fessuh, C.M., is an Ethiopian Catholic Priest, a member of the Congregation of Mission (Vincentian). Fr. Hagos has vast experience in pastoral ministry in rural and urban settings and working with disadvantaged community groups, and accompanying people displaced by war. He has also led a team working on mediation and reconciliation between Communist perpetuators and victims of the “Red Terrorism” period in Ethiopia.

In his capacity as Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Ethiopia, Fr. Hagos has gained rich experience working on the national and International level, particularly in promoting integral human development, working on anti-human trafficking, church and state relationships, and interfaith dialogue in Ethiopia.

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