Brothers of Christian Schools
The Lwanga District of Africa

Catholic University

Recognizing the need for strong, principled, and visionary African leadership, the former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hon. Meles Zenawi, in 1997 asked Pope St. John Paul II to establish a Catholic University in Ethiopia to address the acute needs throughout Ethiopia, with a particular focus on health and medical services. Ethiopian Catholic University (ECU) was conceived not merely as a place to advance academic insights, but more importantly, to equip compassionate individuals with practical leadership and expert skills in service to their country.