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Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church Elects Abune Mathias as New Patriarch

AFRICANGLOBE - The Ethiopian Tewahdo Orthodox Church has elected Abune Mathias as its new Patriarch, replacing Abune Paulos who passed away in August last year. Under the title "His Holiness, Abuna Mathias, Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia" the new Patriarch was elected by 500 votes out of 806 cast by members of the church synod living in Ethiopia and elsewhere.

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Dies at Age 76

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has announced the death of its patriarch, Abune Paulos. Paulos, whose full title was His Holiness Abune Paulos, Fifth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Ichege of the...