Thursday, August 16, 2012

Abune Paulos Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church passed away

(Aug 16, 2012, Addis Ababa)--His Holiness Abune Paulos, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC) has passed away

According to Ethiopian News Agency, the Patriarch passed away last night after following medical treatment in the country. He was 76 years old.  The Patriarch, who is also President of World Council of Churches, passed away on Wednesday after following medical treatment in the country. The fifth Patriarch of EOC was born Gebremedhin Woldeyohannes on 3 November 1935 in Adwa, Tigray. He had been Patrick of EOC since 1992.
 
01 Jan 1999 --- Abune Paulos, Patriarch of Ethiopia. --- Image by © Pierre Perrin/Sygma/Corbis
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has announced the death of its patriarch, Abune Paulos. Paulos, whose full title was His Holiness Abune Paulos, Fifth Patriarch  of Ethiopia, Ichege of the See of St Tekle Haymanot, Archbishop of Axum, died early Thursday in Addis Ababa, aged 76.

The patriarch, who was one of the seven serving presidents of the World Council of Churches is said to have been taken ill a few weeks ago, but the cause of his death, is yet to be established. Born in Adwa in Tigray Province of the northern part of the country, the patriarch did his education at the Theological College of the Holy Trinity in Addis Ababa under the patronage of Patriarch Abune Tewophilos.

He was sent to study at the St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in the United States and later undertook doctoral degree at Princeton Theological Seminary. The patriarch also lived in exile in the United States. Paulos, a renowned scholar and peace advocate, worked on the reconciliation process between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

He was one of the rare exceptionally educated patriarchs in Ethiopian history after completing various degrees, including his doctoral degree, at prestigious institutions. Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced, but Abune Paulos is expected to receive a state funeral. About half of Ethiopia's population are estimated to be Orthodox Christians.

We offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends of His Holiness and to the faithful of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church. 

25 comments:

Wondemagegnehu Tsige said...

Rest in Peace your Holiness...

Anonymous said...

from the picture, he does not look really holy!! ENGJERA KE FITFITU....

he stole a position of a living patriarch...that is the end!

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear that! He was instrumental to shake the backward thinking of Ethiopian Orthodox be-livers' though faced tough resistance from others in the church. Hope God will fuel up his good start...

Anonymous said...

Please don't judge anyone guys, there is a creator who can judge all of us.
Rest in peace!

Anonymous said...

RIP your holiness. May GOD bless your soul.

Anonymous said...

He did all the best,Rest in pesce

Anonymous said...

and who r u to appreciate him without having details what he has done.....?

Anonymous said...

Yes no one on z earth is to judge on others but only God.Let God give him mercy for his soul....

Anonymous said...

first find your soul Guys.may God save your soul. please follow all the started there may be guys who need our death,for the church,. yebeg lemd yelebsu atalayoch lineru yichilalu.

Anonymous said...

He his best. please follow his......living gosip and other..... because ,he is human

Anonymous said...

dear readers how can one say somthing to someone is he GOd..... so sorry.may God save thier soul

Anonymous said...

He brought the church in line to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. 'Rest in Peace your Holiness..'

Anonymous said...

Please if some one is dead already dead . God may place you in the heaven. Amen

Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear all the judgments from some of the Ethiopians. I believe that he has been the best in leading EOC and the World Council of Churches. He has connected EOC with the rest of the world. He is a peace maker between different religious groups and at the time of the EOC conflict.

Better to pray before God to give EOC a better leader. The church is facing outside threats and inside conflicts. Keep your unity!!!!

Anonymous said...

God Bless Ethiopia!!

Anonymous said...

I hope best rest to him, bless God Ethiopian

Anonymous said...

I hope best rest to him,God bless Ethiopian!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope best rest to him,God bless Ethiopian!!!!!

Anonymous said...

may God give him rest,

Anonymous said...

some one said <>
and the other one said <> but I can say both of u who said this stupid words are stupid put your ugly mind in the recycle bin

Anonymous said...

please let's pray to ethiopia and ourself ,because the attitude of some people seems not good ,what ever the case the holiness paulos passedaway.let's come and think for prospority and health of the current and the coming generation ,see the develoved countries how they solve their proble and comup to peace .
thanks

Anonymous said...

Beirigix mot yasazinal. hulachinim inimotal. Gin yehaymanot meri abat honew kiristos bemesqel yegeletsewun yiqirtan nefgew memotachew kehulum yasazinal.Gin indet hulet sinodos yalatin betekirsitiyan yaworsunal!
Tikikilegnawu ye Ethiopia orthodox tewahido betekirsitiyan patriarch behiwot alu.Neger gin inih ye ihadig tiliq balesilxan nachew.

Anonymous said...

I really feel sorry by the death of his holiness.

We missed a very great person......

Anonymous said...

God bless all of humans

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