Catholic Mission welcomes Cardinal Souraphiel, of Ethiopia, to celebrate Solemn Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

Catholic Mission’s special guest from Ethiopia, Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, will celebrate the Solemn Choral Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, on Sunday 22nd of May at 10:30 am.

Sydney’s Catholic community has the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to welcome a special guest, the Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel C. M., Archbishop of Addis Ababa, to the congregation. For the first time in living memory, the Cardinal of the Ethiopian Church will be the leading celebrant at the Solemn Choral Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. The mass will take place on Sunday, 22nd May at 10:30 am.

The Solemn Choral Mass, with the cathedral choir, on this occasion, will be especially uplifting as the Cardinal celebrates the Eucharist at the heart of Australian Catholicism, in St Mary’s Cathedral, built on the ground of the first Catholic Chapel in Australia.

Alan Wedesweiler, Catholic Mission’s Diocesan Director for Greater Sydney, said, “This event of the Cardinal celebrating the 10:30 am Solemn Mass is a special opportunity to gather all Catholics for a memorable and moving occasion. It will also be an opportunity for the congregation to be better informed about the work of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the universal church and how we can all be answering our baptismal call for mission.”

Catholic Mission is sponsoring the visit to Australia of the Cardinal to promote the work of the Church in Ethiopia, and to learn more about how Catholic Mission can create a positive long-term impact through its projects in Ethiopia. Currently, Catholic Mission is supporting four projects in Ethiopia, including the Emdibir Goat Project.