Patriarch Abune Mathias politicizing Ethiopian Church to support regime in power

October 22,2016


Patriarch Abune Mathias told the Holy Synod that the church should work for “peace.” He is criticized for not saying a word when hundreds of civilians were brutally killed by the regime in power.

He is increasingly seen by the laity as a “religious man” with strong sentiment for the regime in power and an appetite for ethnic politics within the church.


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