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Daniel Kibret responds to Abune Mathias’ dangerous claims 

Abune Mathias’ latest remark is not surprising given his behavior, says Daniel Kibret sharing his won court case with the Patriarch  

Daniel Kibret

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On Friday, His Holiness Abune Mathias appeared on Tigray Media House and made several unsubstantiated claims including “the war was started to decimate Tigreans from the face of the earth.” 

The TPLF itself has admitted that it started the war when one of its leadership revealed, on a live show, that TPLF forces took a preemptive blitzkrieg strike against the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defense Force in November 2020. 

After the Ethiopian Defense Force withdraw from Tigray region in July 2021 on grounds of unilateral ceasefire on alleged grounds of facilitating humanitarian aid delivery to the region, the TPLF forces invaded many areas in the Afar and Amhara regions where they carried out massacred against civilians, including women and children, and raped hundreds of women including an 85 years old nun. 

His Holiness Abune Mathias did not talk about it, among many other crimes of TPLF, in his appearance with Tigray Media House (TMH). 

His unsubstantiated and false claims have offended many Ethiopians who tend to believe that his remark is biased and ethnocentric, which many activists seem to see inappropriate given his position as the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. 

Daniel Kibret, the only independent member of parliament with insider information about the Ethiopian Church, as he used to be a preacher and a member of Mahibere Kidusan, revealed that the Patriarch is getting his information only from Tigray Media House (which is known a radical and pro Tigray People’s Liberation Front media based in the United States).

In an interview with ESAT. Daniel says the timing of the Patriarch’s remark  is intended to support the campaign to get H.R.6600,which is sponsored by Rep. Tom Malinowski. 

Also, he stated that the Patriarch has made numerous efforts to get the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and the Ethiopian government to react to his negative remarks, but that did not happen. 

Furthermore, he added his remarks would sadden many church fathers who are praying for him, but he will not get negative reaction from the church he is leading since his behaviour is known to many. 

Abune Mathias, Daniel recalls, did not visit any of the areas in the Afar and Amhara regions that were ravaged by the TPLF forces. “He was not able to go even to the nearest place like Debresina,” said Daniel. 

His remarks that the purpose of the war (war with TPLF) is to undertake genocide against Tigreans is clearly a wild and unsubstantiated claim. 

It is something that would trigger interest among media outlets in Ethiopia. However, according to Daniel, the Patriarch tends to avoid speaking to media outlets in Ethiopia. 

For Daniel, the Patriarch’s remark is not unexpected. He shared that the patriarch at one point sued him in connection with his blog work and that the court set ruled in his favour. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Abiy Prosperity Party is illegally holding the government without fulfilling all the legal process. In other words Abiy is illegally holding power cheating and shortcutting the process in fear of losing Addis Ababa and Amhara vote. Bertukan Mekdesa colabrated in this scandalous Prosperity Party illegal elction process.
    Therefore anything and any deal Abiy and the OPDO, Oromuma Prosperity make with foreign government by posing as elected government of Ethiopia is not, will not and shall never be accepted as legal. Even worse, Abiy is holding secret deals with Egypt, Sudan, UAE and TPLF here and there in secret, without consulting with Ethiopians and without transparent ways. Secretive Abiy and his Oromuma groups are danger to Ethiopia and do not represent Ethiopia and all the deal is null and void since it does not have the approval of Ethiopians.

  2. Mr Deacon Daniel Kibret is a guy famed for his fictitious stories , throwing famous plagiarized quotes at his gullible audience who think he is a true follower and trustworthy servant of Orthodox church, and eventually all what he did and is still doing is for his personal advantage by throwing  dust in our  eyes as his most recent acts exhibited his genuine personality-unmasked true self. In the history of our church, we don’t have a pastor regarded as a good leader and who promotes genocide and seed hostility among neighboring tribes who share the same religion and take part in the same ecclesiastical sacred moment.

    He is simply a demon in the flesh and famous pulpit artist who hide his true self-portraits in his sermons and religious articles. What he preaches, and his deeds do, contradict to each other.
    Most Ethiopian Orthodox church pastors (preachers), and the rest of the clergy, dedicated much more time preaching about prayers, alms giving and fasting to their laity, but the current interethnic conflict and brutality demonstrated among the laity of Ethiopia orthodox church and other churches provoked a sentiment that all those sermons and clergy men failed to cultivate morality and personality of good Samaritan among Christians.

    Even many of our preachers like Daniel Kibert and so called Mahibrekidusan were very much obsessed with the number of their fans and follower by defaming good servants of church , some of whom left the church and joined other Christian denominations, but do invested little to no time and knowledge to unite their followers who belong to one & the same Orthodox church other than diving them among preachers. Most preachers spent their time speaking about themselves , their favorite football team, political party and royal king that they want to see him assume power -only building their image and hit the jackpot-achieve fame.
    “But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by the instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” says the Lord of hosts, spoken about clergymen like Deacon Daniel by Malachi 2:8
    People like him caused many to stumble and go astray in their hearts and past true religious life by instilling hate and revengeful sentiment against each other
    Why is he not willing to speak up for Christians dying in Tigray ? Why not for all Tegaru irrespective of their religion ???

    The Samaritans were a group of people residing in Samaria, who did not have good relations with the Jews.
    Luke 10:25-37 In the context of religious teachings as it is mentioned the parable of Good Samaritan , we need to help anyone in danger and undergoing sufferings regardless of his ethnicity, religion and social category.

    His Holiness was defensive and had already advocated for all Ethiopians regardless of their ethnicity and religion , and many of you are not happy because you don’t want to hear His Holiness exposing the war crime committed against Tegaru, but the naked truth is that you want every church leader to condemn only and only TPLF.
    If you were looking for a cue of what to pick for a pretentious and crooked man among clergymen , look no further than Mr Deacon Daniel Kibret.
    Daniel Kibret and all other preachers should peace, love, and advocate for all people subjected to genocide, displacement, hunger, and all sorts of sufferings. PLease show us in your deed by speaking about Tegaru and Oromos if your are a true preacher and even a laity of Orthodox church. Every clergy is a laity and must be faithful to God and act accordingly !!!!

    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde

    A mask could be a beer, money under the table(bribe), also could be a historical moment like we have to day that every brutal and crooked man shamelessly wage genocide on our people just because the time has come to reveal his true self, and he finds himself in an era in which many people of the same behavior co-exist and acknowledge genocide as a norm and his criminal act received an approval from the majority.

    Stop Killing Tegaru, Amhara ? Oromos, Agew, Kimant , Gumuz, and all other tribes for their ethnicity and personal and political views . Stop Burning, and torturing humanity!!Abiy and his cliques(Fanos, Amhara elites including Dn Kibret -fake pastor – should step down and face justice!!

  3. Raging shouts by illiterte punks…..times have become charged…..Pray for the moronic patriarch whom the devil is poking for sure . Oromuma stop your tribal expansion, this is not the 15th century…tplf is preparing for its last gasping throw … prepare your spear, O ye braves …Ethiopia shall rise!

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