“Despite the horrors of prison and solitary confinement, I found it transformative. It led to a spiritual rebirth for me. I had nothing, literally nothing, in solitary, so I cried out to the Lord from the depths of my being. I truly felt the presence of Jesus in those dark days.”
He was among those whowrote to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to adopt a strong “position and full pledge on sound climate change policy.”
He stayed, hopes others will do same. Ethiopia’s cardinal-designate hopes his story of serving the people in one of Africa’s poorest countries will inspire young people to do the same.
New Vincentian – Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel (Ethiopia)