Abune Mathias Elected as the sixth Patriarch of Ethiopia
Our reliable sources close to the patriarch office disclosed that the newly elected patriarch has won 500 of the 806 votes.
his holiness Abune Mathias will be known as 6th Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia.
According to OCP News Service, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan His Holiness Baselius Paulose II – primate of Indian Malankara Orthodox Church will have personal audience with the new Patriarch tomorrow.
Abune Mathias will be enthroned this weekend, on March 3, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, in Addis Ababa. A high level church delegation from around the world will attend the consecration ceremony.
Abune Mathias had escaped from Ethiopia during the Mengistu regime, and consequently lived abroad for more that thirty years.