Dinknesh Amanuel

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Dinknesh Amanuel is a member of the Maids of the Poor, a secular institute in Ethiopia. She was the first female student at the Capuchin Theological Seminary in Addis Ababa, earning degrees in philosophy and theology. She later studied patristics (the study of the early church fathers and their writings) in Italy and now teaches on the subject and also serves as the executive secretary for the Conference of Major Religious Superiors (CMRS), the umbrella network of men and women religious in Ethiopia.