I thank God for finally having given me the chance to visit Lalibela, Ethiopia's historic holy place, which I wished for the last twenty years to visit.
(07 August 2008, Lalibela)
Bill Clinton, Former US President
When most people reference holy sites with fresco paintings and ancient carvings, they think of the Egyptian Pyramids or the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. But there's another country which houses a holy site so beautiful and well-preserved that it has been called one of the "Eight Wonders of the World". I visited Lalibela while covering former President Bill Clinton's visit to Ethiopia. He told the hundreds of Villagers who gathered to greet him that he had wanted to visit Lalibela for years, and after visiting it myself, I could see why. And the churches are not just monuments; they are actual churches, where Orthodox Ethiopians still worship.
(07 August 2008)
Dana Hughes, ABC News