Zway: 13th May was a red letter day in the history of Zway Don Bosco, as it commemorated the 25th anniversary of the death of Abba Elio, the great Italian missionary who had worked and died in Zway 25 years ago. The Italian missionary had left a beautiful memory in the hearts of people which was evident from the hundreds of people young and old that were present to mark this day at Zway. People from all walks of life, belonging to different religions and denominations were already at the Don Bosco compound starting from the previous day to prepare the place and surroundings for this great occasion.
During the Holy Eucharist which was presided over by Abuna Abraham Desta, his excellency exhorted the faithful to remember the beautiful legacy left behind by Abba Elio which had borne much fruit in making Zway an oasis of peace and harmony today after 25 years. "His passport was Love of God, which made him to leave his own beloved nation and become part of Ethiopia", the Bishop reminded the people. After the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration there was a football match between the Salesians and friends of Abba Elio, which was followed by moments of fraternity, cultural programs and lunch for all the people of the locality and the invited guests. We thank God for the gift of Abba Elio to Ethiopia and ask the Almighty to bless our province with many more zealous vocations after the example of Abba Elio.