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Fourth Patriarch of Ethiopia Abune Merkorios reportedly passed away

Abune Merkorios _ 4th Ethiopian Patriarch
The Fourth Patriarch of Ethiopia, Abune Merkorios (Photo : SM)


The Fourth Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Merkorios, reportedly passed away on Thursday. Adebabay media cited Mahibere Kidusan Public Relation Office to report about it. 

Mahibere Kidusan Public Relation has published the story on its social media page but no further detail is given. 

It has not been a week since the Ethiopian Church announced that the fourth Patriarch is in hospital in the capital Addis Ababa. The nature of the illness was unspecified. 

Abune Merkorios was in exile for nearly a decade. He was never seen giving remarks on developments in the country including on issues affecting the Ethiopian church. He led a life of silence and prayer, as many who are close to him say. 

He returned to Ethiopia a few years ago after the split within the Ethiopian Church ended. 

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  1. PLease convey this calling to Fanos- killing our people and robbing Amharas as well let them join the war in Ukraine and help Ukrainians . YOu will be rewarded Ukraine’s embattled president has issued a call to foreign nationals who are “friends of peace and democracy” to travel to the country to fight against the Russian invasion. At a time Nigerians in Ukraine are struggling to return home, about 115 young men, yesterday, offered to join Ukraine in its fight against Russia. African refugees fleeing Ukraine are facing ‘shockingly racist’ treatment with border guards blocking their attempts to cross the border into Poland, continent’s leaders claim Black people fleeing the escalating conflict in Ukraine are suffering racism A Nigerian family was told ‘no blacks’ as they tried boarding a bus to safety Korrine Sky, a British-Zimbabwean mother of one was threatened at gunpoint.’Ukraine will pay its soldiers 100 thousand hryvnias per month, – the Cabinet decree.There is nothing at first sight that would legally prevent someone from going to Ukraine to participate in the conflict, on the Ukrainian side,” she added.The Biden administration yesterday committed $350million in weapons and aid and Canada on Monday approved $25million. Ukraine: the United States will deploy 3,000 soldiers in Eastern Europe in support of NATO. The volunteer fighters were however disappointed that the embassy required them to show evidence of paying $1000 for tickets. “They said we should provide evidence of military experience, passports and $1,000 for tickets and others. When I asked what the salary is, the man at the gate first said $7,000 and later changed it to $3,300 per month.” Meanwhile, the Ukrainian envoy in Nigeria Bohdan Soltys has said the Ukrainian would not be able to pay for the ticket of the volunteers because that will be tantamount to the violation of international law. Fanos who are making a serious damage to our country and stealing our national heritages for profit, should go and fight for Russia if they feel they are brave . It is not a heroic act to kill children, women, and elderly and throw them down the cliff.

    Stop fanos and send them out of Ethiopia. let them join NIgerian young fighters.


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