Monday, July 16, 2018

Ethiopian Church sends bishops to US to heal rift

(AllAfrica) - The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church ton Wednesday announced plans to dispatch a team of three archbishops to the US for reconciliation process between the exiled and the local Synods.

The announcement was made today by Abune Mathias, Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church.

The church exhausted the past 26 years without peace following the fleeing into exile of the 4h Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, along with some religion fathers, Abune Mathias said.

He noted the church has been making efforts since 2003 Ethiopian Calendar to restore peace between the two Synods.

As part of the efforts to resolve the problem between the two Synods, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church will dispatch three archbishops to the United States, Abune Mathias said.

According to the Patriarch, the team will hold talks and facilitate condition for the return of the exiled Synod.

Abune Mathias further said the church highly supports the ongoing efforts to strengthen the people-to-people ties between Ethiopia and Eritrea. (FBC)

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1 comment:

  1. THe article is poorly written or translated, so it's unclear to outsiders what is going on. Am I right in assuming this relates to the early 1990s split between the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church-in-Exile (HSEOTCE) led by Archbishop Abba Yesehaq in The Bronx, NY and the then newly elected Patriarch Abuna Paulos of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Ethiopia (HSEOTC) based in Addis Ababa? If so, here's more on the schism:

    Or, is this a different split, perhaps a divide between Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox?