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Ethiopian Cardinal visits St James, gives thanks for Catholic Mission

cardinal in australiaETHIOPIAN Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel landed in Australia just in time to watch Election Day 2022 unfold.

Cardinal Souraphiel, who was a political prisoner of the Derg communist dictatorship which ruled Ethiopia from 1974 until 1987, told a group of students at St James College, Spring Hill, he was amazed by the election.

He said it was great to watch the outgoing prime minister end his term and say, “Good luck” to the next prime minister.

Looking around the room, he asked if any of the students might one day be the next prime minister, which was met with sheepish smiles and pointing around the room.

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