Ethiopian Airlines Offers to Support Eastern Africa Bishops’ July 2018 Meeting
CANAA || By Makeda Yohannes || 14 June 2018
The Ethiopian Catholic Church is collaborating with the Ethiopian Airlines toward the preparations for the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa from July 13 through July 23, 2018.
This is going to be the first time the Catholic Church in Ethiopia is hosting AMECEA Plenary Assembly, which brings together Church leaders from not only AMECEA member countries but also representatives from other Catholic Bishops’ conferences across the globe as well as partners.
Ethiopian Airlines is offering all participants who travel with it a 10% discount on airfares.
The Airlines is also providing a desk dedicated to AMECEA within Bole International Airport terminal to ensure that all guests accessing the airport premises are accorded appropriate reception.
According to the Secretary General of the conference of the Catholic Bishops of Ethiopia, Father Hagos Hayish, all registered participants to the plenary can access the discount as their names have been transferred to the Ethiopian Airlines ticket offices in their respective countries.
He said that the Church decided to engage in this partnership as part of its efforts to make sure all the participants enjoy the treasured Ethiopian culture of welcoming guests.
“we are proud to be partnering with Ethiopian Airlines, the new spirit of Africa, in welcoming our Brothers and Sisters coming from all over the world for the plenary,” Father Hagos said and added, “We hope our guests will enjoy their journey to Ethiopia, the Land of Origins.”
Ethiopian Airlines is the largest Airline in Africa with direct flights from Addis Ababa to most major cities across the globe.
Apart from Ethiopian Airlines, the Catholic Church in Ethiopia is partnering with many local corporations as well as the government in hosting the 19th AMECEA Plenary Assembly.