Ethiopian president for ICYCW

The International Coordination of the YCW (ICYCW) has elected Ethiopian teacher, Berhanu Sinamo, 29, as its new president.

He was elected at the 9th ICYCW Congress held in Seoul, South Korea from 19 August – 1 September 2016.

Berhanu told Vatican Radio that he is honoured that members of ICYCW entrusted him with the important task of serving young Christian workers in different parts of the world. He called on all young Christian workers to answer God’s call by being faithful to their work.

“As Christians, one of the ways young people can contribute to spreading the Good News is by dedicating themselves to the work they are involved in and honestly serve the people, this by itself is a testimony to the Gospel.

In the meantime when we are committed to our work we witness God’s Love as he will fill us with His Grace that will make us successful,” he said.

He added that the Ethiopian YCW is also involved in preparations for the 19th AMECEA Plenary to be held in Addis Ababa in 2018.

The YCW hopes to mobilise as many youths as possible throughout the country to pray for the canonisation of Blessed Gebremichael, the first Ethiopian Catholic Martyr, Berhanu Sinamo told Vatican Radio.

“I would like to ask all young Christian workers to pray for me so that God may bless me with the wisdom to handle all my responsibilities as per his will and to the best interests of all members,” Berhanu concluded.