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Ethiopians Pay Tribute To His Holiness Patriarch Abune Merkorios

March 12, 2022

 Ethiopians are paying tribute to the late 4th Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church His Holiness Abune Merkorios at a national farewell event taking place at Meskel Square, Addis Ababa.

Religious leaders, senior government officials including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Speaker of the House of Peoples Representatives, Tagesse Chafo and Mayor of Addis Ababa Adanech Abiebie, members of the diplomatic community, religious leaders from various countries and gusts are attending the farewell ceremony.

Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, Abune Matias, Cardinal of the Ethiopian Catholic Church, Abune Berhaneyesus Surafel, President of the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, Grand Mufti Haji Omer Idris and Archbishops and Bishops of sister churches from various countries of the world are present at the farewell event.

Patriarchs and Archbishops of Orthodox Churches of India and Egypt along with religious fathers from African Christian Fellowship and the Vatican Church are present at the event to pay homage to the late Patriarch.

The funeral of the late Patriarch Abune Merkorios will take place at Holy Trinity Cathedral in the capital tomorrow (March 13, 2022).

The 4th Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, His Holiness Abune Merkorios passed away at age of 84 while receiving treatment at a hospital on March 4, 2022.
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  1. It’s interesting to see Ethiopians & the so called Ethiopian government have given such an elaborate sending to the late Patriarch. What makes me so amazed is that a lot have been written he pious he was because he never said a word after her returned to Ethiopia. I think may be he was ashamed of his history of betrayal. During the fascist Derg time he never said a word when his holiness Abune Tephilos was arrested & later killed in a brutal manner. He never said a word when Major Melaka was massacring young Ethiopians in mass. Then the ultimate betrayal was he fled to the US when our beloved Ethiopia occupied by fascist TPLF. According to our church believes he was appointed by GOD not by anyone else so only GOD can remove him from power. To accept TPLF’s threat & leave his country, church & followers in my opinion was the greatest betrayal anyone can committed. He should have stayed & sacrifice his life for his country & church. He should have made history. The history of resistance like many many martyrs before him Paul, Peter, Petros, Mikael, Teophilos & many others. That guilt has make him MUTE. He never spoke even when Orthodox followers were massacred in Wollega or other parts of Oromia. Why? Because he has always been submitting to fascist leaders. He doesn’t deserve this fanfare. He has done nothing to Ethiopia & the church. History will remember him as a weak leader who helped Ethiopia to be destroyed

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