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Ethiopian Orthodox Church Holy Synod invited Addis Ababa mayor for a meeting again

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Abune Mathias ( source : Malankara Orthodox Syrian  church diocese of South West America )

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The Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on Friday had a meeting, and has decided to send out an invitation for a meeting for Adanech Abiebie, Addis Ababa mayor.

According to sources close to the church, the Holy Synod is seeking an explanation from the Mayor regarding Meskel Square and related matters. 

The mayor was expected to attend a meeting last week at the Patriarchate. However, there were reports she declined to meet the Holy Synod at the Patriarchate due to a “concern for her security.”

Based on reports, citizen reports on social media and from Ethiopian Media like Adebabay Media,  she instead sent a messenger to the patriarchate requesting the Holy Synod to meet her at Sheraton Addis. 

It did not happen as the Holy Synod declined to go to a hotel, due to religious dogma, for a meeting. 

Meskel Square, over which the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has ownership rights according to some who are familiar with the matter, but Addis Ababa City Administration does seem to have a tendency to challenge that. 

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has been under increasing pressure from different levels of governments in the country, particularly after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took power some three years ago. 

It is unclear, at this writing, if Addis Ababa mayor responded to the latest invitation from the Holy Synod. 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Shame shame shame. Very unprofessional, unethical and rude. How is one few years term mayor can be so hubris and show arrogance to the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and more than 80 millions Orthodox Christians the mother of Ethiopia?

    How can anyone expect ethics and good governance from such person who thinks she is above the law and responsivity?
    Addis Ababa has received many highly educated, ethical and professional Mayors that Adanech Abebe could never come close. Unlike Abiiy implants from Oromia zone Adanech and Takele Uma who took that position BECAUSE THEY ARE OROMOS not ANY ETHIOPIAN/ADDIS ABABAN who deserves to take the job.
    Addis Ababans should never forget this and should demand for her resignation!!

    This is the way PP and Abiy are heading. Abuse of power, job selection based on religion and (by excluding Orthodox Christians) and ethnicity unless Ethiopians decided to clean such trashy people and system like a tsunami

    • You’re full of it. How’s Ethiopia population be made of 80 million orthodox Christians and still be 60% Muslim ?. How about the other Christian denominations and pagans and others. Is Ethiopian population 200 million . Why are Amhara folks are so angry and arrogant. The direction that Ethiopia is headed because of platitudes like yours is very frightening/

  2. You’re full of it. How can Ethiopia have 80 million orthodox Christians and still be 60% Muslim ?. How about the other Christian denominations and pagans and others. Is Ethiopian population 200 million . Why are Amhara folks are so angry and arrogant. The direction that Ethiopia is headed because of platitudes like yours is very frightening

    • You sound so angry. Is it the Orthodox religion or Amhara’s respect for the religion that angered you?
      You need understand the difference between ethnicity and religion.
      You also need to focus on the article rather than attacking commentators.

      Orthodox Christianity doesn’t mean Amhara as you jumped to allude. Orthodox Christianity crosses Ethiopia from North to South East to West present in every ethnic groups. Orthodox Christians is the major religion.

      People like you need to stop blaming Amhara for all your personal failures and weaknesses.
      Amhara region is not developed as Tigray and Oromia and that shows how Amhara has been economically victimized by Tplf and OLF.

      How did you know if the person is an Amhara?
      Tplf and OLF jungle secrets against Amhara isn’t secrets anymore.
      Definitely Tplf or OLF times are not the shining moments of Ethiopia. It’s marked by going backwards and the most violent hoodlums rampaging, massacring and looting law-abiding citizens and the country

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