Who is Abune Mathias? What did he say on Eskinder Nega’s magazine 12 years ago?

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  1. Eskindir Nega II says:

    The more interesting thing will be what Abune Matias will say about Eskindir Nega in the coming weeks. Will he ignore his suffering or do something about it. We will see.

  2. teshome says:

    I like his interview. It is phenomenon.
    As he distinctly said, politicians should leave their politics at the door before entering into church and at same time believers should leave their religion at the door before entering the public square and politics.
    I think, this patriarch is a prophet sent from GOD to bridge the gap created among religious leaders. We knew the failed Diaspora politics is the root the cause of the problem, we strongly urge them to stay away from the religion affairs. That won’t help any Ethiopians.
    We need to say enough is enough to the untapped Diaspora ignorance, if we really care for our religion.

  3. teshome says:

    Eskindir Nega II
    You are totally combining different issues. This is simple good examples of bad reasoning. You eat and chew politics 24/7. Do you remember who said, ..” politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason”.
    There starts your problem. If you are a politician, remember the diaper story…Mr. bad example, you are irresponsible
    We need our religious leaders to stay away from politics, but funnily enough you demand them to meddle in politics.
    I don’t think Esikinder was put behind bars for interfering religious affairs.
    This is aha moment for Ethiopians, I think something fishy going on here…lol

  4. Yisehaq says:

    “…Hulum abatoch yemimesekirut yiheninu (Abune Merkorios Befeqadachew endeleqequ) new…”

    Wow! That is news for me! So, where does that leave us? Well, that makes Abune Melke Tsedek, the only pope denying this story!

    I leave the rest to the faithful whom to believe!

  5. Meron says:

    Wow, Abune Matias is an amazing father. I am hopeful he will bring a change in the EOTC.

    God bless our holly father, our church and Ethiopia!

  6. Girma says:

    I would have preferred Abune Matias to be the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. I see love, unity, care, kindness, co-existence, better Ethiopia in his interview.

  7. Diluqerbual says:

    Hahahahaha:
    (edited) …Dawit are you building a good image of your fake patriarch to the public. By the way let me ask you a simple question. Who do you think said tigres are deserved for every major posts in ethiopia?? I think you can’t dare to say me because they are smart than the rest ethnic groups in Ethiopia. Hahahahaha. As for me, you assigned for every posts because you have a gun. Don’t try to portray a fake patrirarich as a blessed father.Hahahaha . Bythe way where is the blue passport this foreigner has hide his pocket. Enkuan seynodos makuakuam identitiwn qeyero yele. He will be the first foreign partoarich. Becha atedekem ante dekmo every Tigre has a bad record when his/her background reveals…(edited)

    • Alegnta says:

      I hope the holy father forgives your IGNORANT remarks! ETHIOPIA IS A GREAT NATION BECAUSE OF ITS HISTORY – A HISTORY OF UNIFIED RESISTANCE AGAINST AN EXTERNAL ENEMY, OF CONFIDENCE AND OF SACRIFICE FOR THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF MOTHERLAND. WE WILL NEED THESE QUALITIES OF UNITY AND RESPECT OF ALL NATIONALITIES IF WE ARE TO DEFEAT OUR MAJOR ENEMIES OF POVERTY, DISEASE AND IGNORANCE. I read the most sensible interview for weeks from His holiness Abune Mathias, particularly the end. PLEASE DO NOT BE SMALL MINDED AND STUPENDOUSLY IGNORANT – FOR ONCE LET’S ALL ETHIOPIANS APPLAUD A GREAT APPOINTMENT AND WISH HIM GOOD LUCK IN HIS CHALLENGING POST. Sincerely, Alegnta.

    • Leyu Sew says:

      Dilukerbual….. The fact that this new pope is from Tigray does not make him automatically he is part of the TPLF class. The pope has reiterated the importance of unity and rejected ethnic division some twenty years ago. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THAT Tigray is where half of Ethiopians once lived and there is no Ethiopia without Tigraians. What Dawit is doing here is a courageous act of a journalist who forfeited everything for the sake of unity.

    • Yederg Lij says:

      Diluqerbual,aka zegyitual, shame on you! this kind of hate won’t get you anywhere! hate can only block you from thinking properly!

      may God help you to think better!

    • Ande Ethiopia says:

      Ante dembegna denkoro yemibalew ayinet sew neh. You belong in the zoo.

  8. teshome says:

    Diluqerbual
    I like the chauvinistic Amhara name
    Shewan Gezawe
    Shewan Dagnew
    Shewan Kochew
    Dile wonberu
    Dilu qerbual
    Chuvinistic is a genetic disease that does not have cure. I don’t blame you
    What does this election of the Patriarch has to Do with Awramba times Dawit?
    The quicker you get of the back off tigrians, the quicker you will get challenge the EPRDF Politics.
    As Tefera Wualuwa, the top EPRDF said ” በተክርስቲያን የነፍጥኛች ዋሻ ሆና ነበር” In Ethiopia this problem was addressed properly. If you consider seriously the historic narratives of recent Ethiopian politics ,this is exactly what is happening now.
    From Chauvinistic media, ESAT through the so called exile synodos and Daispora politicians are packed with ‘Amharas of Gonderes’ root. They are a natural holder of hate politics. PLease don’t tell me this and that about the chauvinistic Amhara, we have walked through their politics

  9. brx says:

    Shame on u the fake patriark. abune matias one of the wrong person for our church because he said a lot false and he is based on his Gosa Tigere become a pop. ESAT saied about he is going to be a pop befor election. He live 30 years out of the country and know nothing about the people and lived his life outside.
    When he talk about Abune merkorios he said about why he left the postion because of his will. I t is a shame. Please Go and ask Tamerat layne what he and melse did to aba merkorios. tell the truth. As far as i am conserned he is a fake pop.
    .

  10. belay says:

    Regardless, the truth is that Matyos wouldnt jump to take this postion if he had a respect for orthodox rules and regulation instead he is a shameful tplf tigrian who wants to play the dirty game for weyane, of course he is installed by the drunker and idiot stonehead racist sebhat nega….but the more crimes that the weyane idiot elements committed against ethiopoians the stronger the ethiopians will be to remove the weyane evil groups

  11. Assefa says:

    በጎሳና በቋንቋ ተለያይተን ምንም የምናስወግደው ችግር አይኖርም፡፡

    ትልቅ አባባል ነው ።

    ለመሆኑ ማነው በጎሳና በቋንቋ እንድንከፋፈል ያደረገን።

    አንድ ጥያቄ አለኝ መልስ የሚሰጠኝ ያጣሁበት እውነቱን እንነጋገር ከተባለ

    ትግሬዎች እንዲ አረጉ፡ ትግሬዎች እንዲ አረጉ፡ ትግሬዎች እንዲ አረጉ፡ ይባላል። መከላከያን ፡ ደህንነቱን ፡ ኢኮኖሚውን፡ ቴሌን አሁን ደግሞ ቤተክርስቲያኑን ወዘተ በበላይነት ተቆጣጠሩ ፡ ይባላል በአንድ ወገን ማስረጃ እያቀረቡ። በሌላ ወገን ደግሞ ትግሬ የሚለውን ስም አታንሱ ይባላል። ይህ የግንቦት ሰባት፡ የኢሳት፡ የስራ ፈት ዲያስፖራ ወሬ ፡ ነው ፡ እየተባለ ለማድበስበስ ይሞከራል።

    እንግዲህ ግንቦት ሰባት፡ የኢሳት፡ የስራ ፈት ዲያስፖራ ወሬ ተባለም አልተባለም የማይሸፈነው ሀቅ፡ በግልፅ ቋንቋ መናገር ስላለብኝ መናገር ባልፈልግም “ብዙ ሰው በትግሬዎች ጥላቻ ጭንቅላቱ እየተመረዘ ነው” ያስፈራልም!

    አሁን እንግዲህ ወደድንም ጠላንም ፡ ተቀበልነውም አልተቀበልነው መስረታዊ ጥሉ “ትግሬ ነው ወይስ ሌላ” ነው

    የክፍፍላችን መሰረቱ ምንድነው የሚለውን ለማወቅ፡ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ እርስ በርሱ ነው የተከፋፈለው ወይስ ማን ከማን ጋር ነው ክፍፍሉ ለሚለው ነገሮች ግልፅ እየሆኑ እየታዩ ነው

    1 ፓፓስ ተሾሙ ሲባል “ትግሬ ነው ወይስ ሌላ” ነው ጥያቄው

    2 ጠቅላይ ሚኒስቲር ሊሾም ነው ሲባል ክርክሩ “ትግሬ ነው ወይስ ሌላ” ነው የሚሾመው ነበር ጥያቄው። ትግሬ ከሾሙ ጉድ ነው ሲባል ነው የከረመው ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ፡ ሌላ ማንም ቢሾም ቅሬታ አልነበረበትም

    3 ሪፖርተር ላይ አንዱ በኮመንት ላይ ያነበብኩትን እጠቅሳለው– አዲስ አበባ በቅርቡ በነበርኩበት ግዜ የዘር ነገር ጭራሽ ሳላነሳ “ይህ ሰው ማን ነው ስል” ከ አሰሩ ሰዎች ሰባቱ የሰጡኝ መልስ “ትግሬ አይመስለኝም ወይም ትግሬ ነው” ነበር መልሳቸው። የሚል አስደንጋጭ የዘር እይታ በትግሬ ላይ ይንጰባለቃል የሚል አይቻለው

    4 በአጠቃላይ አንድ ከበድ ያለ ሹመት ሲኖር ጥያቄው ተሻሚው “ትግሬ ነው ወይስ ሌላ” ነው።

    5 በአብዛኛው የመንግስት መስሪያ ቤት “ትግሬዎችን” ለስለላ እንደተቀመጡ ማየት የማያስገርም ነገር ሆንዋል፡ “ትግሬ ነው ያቃጥራል ” የሚሉ አባባሎች ፡ በሌላው ዘንድ የተለመደ ሆንዋል።

    6 ለፍቶ እንኳን ያደገ ትግሬ ቢኖር ፡ “ምን ነካህ በትግሬነቱ ” ያገኘው እንጂ ሰርቶ ያገኘው ነው ወደማይባልበት ደረጃ እየተደረሰ ነው ፡ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ አንድ ሰው አብት አፍረቶ የተሳካ እይወት ሲኖር በሌላው ላይ ጥሩ የሆነ መንፈሳዊ ቅናት ያሳድራል ፡ እኔም እንደሱ ብሰራ የሚል ትጋት ያሳድራል፡ ነገር ግን እሱ እኮ ትግሬ ነው ሲባል ወዲያው በል ተወው እሱማ ማለት ይጀመራል፡

    7 እንግዲህ የኢትየጵያ ህዝብ ለምን “ትግሬ ነው ወይስ ሌላ” ነው ወደ ሚል ጥያቄ ውስጥ ገባ የሚለውን ለመመልስ ፡
    ዋናው ጉዳይ መመለስ ያለብን

    – እንደሚባለው ትግሬዎች (ነገሩን ሳናድበሰብስ) መከላከያን ፡ ደህንነቱን ፡ ኢኮኖሚውን፡ ቴሌን ወዘተ በበላይነት እየተቆጣጠሩ ነው ወይ? ግንቦት ሰባትም በሉት ግሞ ሰባት ማስረጃው ይህው ብለዋል ፡ መንግስትም ሆነ የሚመለከተው አካል ሀቁ ይህ አይደለም ብሎ ለማሳየት ያልሞከረው ለምንድነው ?

    – ትግሬዎች በብቸኝነት ሁሉን ነገር ለመጠቅለል እየሰሩ ነው ይባላል ፡ በመንግስት ዘንድ ለስርሀቱ ታማኝነት ለትግሬዎች ያደላ ነው ወይ ? ምክንያቱም ብዙ የመንግስት መስሪያ ቤት ሹመት ወደ ትግሬዎች እያደላ መምጣቱ ፡ መንግስት ተቋማት ውስጥ ዋና ስራ አስኪያጅ ፡ ምክትል፡ የበታች ባለስልጣናት እውነት ትግሬዎች ብቻ ናቸው እየተባለ ነው?

    – ራሱ የጀመረውን የዘር ፖለቲካ ና ሰዎች በዘር መነጸር እንዲያስቡ የተደረገው ስርሀት መንግስት ስህተቶች አሉት ብሎ ያምናል ወይ ? ትግሬዎች ከሌላው ህብረተሰብ ተነጥለው እንዲታዩ ይህ ስርሀት አስተዋጰዎ አድርጋል ወይ

    – የዘር እኩልነትን በአመት አንዴ በሚደረግ ጭፈራ ማምጣት ይቻላል ወይ ?

    • Dawit says:

      Bezihe alem salachu mekera alebachu ,alem yetelachuhual ,alem hake aywedmna,fekr,selamem yetelal.aydenkenm! Aydelem Tigre Godm besewoch zend teteltual.we are too much much less than God.but what ever human beings say for us ,we love them as our God taught us.for sure we are z winer !b/ce God is with us.

  12. alive & dead says:

    @Diluqerbual, @T.Goshu (the dead alive, on life support)

    Is the real Ethiopian/non ethiopia arab agent. He isn’t like anti arab TPLF country Ethiopia as ESAT media sources translated the Deputy defence ministers arabic speech mis translated by sudan tribune.
    ESAT media arabic language program department Journalists are doing their work right. So is @Diluqerbual (the dead, fool, idiot)

    @Diluqerbual talks nonsense showing how mad & the alive dead he is ?

  13. Gezaee H. says:

    God job Dawit. I am proud of you man. The line you following is something I have been looking for. I also suggest you interview the exile renegede Derg Cadres Patriarch what his problem was and is now. He is not able even to tell what his problem is except accusing the government together with politicians. I heard he left Ethiopia because Patriarch Paulous took his car? If that is the case, he must not be even in the first place a Patriarch if he left Ethiopia because either his car was broken or taken by the patriarch or somebody else. I wana know why he left through Moyale to live as a refugee in Kenya until he come to USA? and why did he left his 60 million followers like that? I also wanted to know why he mixed politics with religion because even during he did not protest against the brutal derg that was killing people for 17 years? If he was not a derg cadre? why he did not protest then and leave to Kenya? He never protested while derg was destroying one generation of Ethiopians and how come he protested only to woyane? Please ask him and honestly we want to know why he is making his life of folly life of laughing stock by exposing his ignorance in front of the world. If he has fidelity, integrity, and faith, why he did not protest at home without leaving his subjects or sheeps on the plain. He was a shepherd of about 60 million followers, but he abandoned them for 21 years and now he says he is still their father? Are the Ethiopian saying we need him? Who said that if so? I do not want him. I do not care if a Patriarch from any tribe comes but not these infidel, wicked father who is engaging and who has made league of hate politics movement. Let him tell to the Ethiopian orthodox followers what his problem is because I do not understand his problem except getting pissed off by his untamed and unholy, hate propaganda. How is he going to be patriarch by attacking his followers? He was wrong to leave the country because he did not have a car. A car is a luxury and his faith must not depend on material or car or house. His faith must be anchored on God. Departure from Ethiopia through Moyale was wrong.But he left to realize his dream of American life and he sat 7 years in Kenya doing and saying nothing. Now after 21 years he emerged to tell us he is still our father. This is very shameful to be honest. He better join Mengistu in Harare because his power has slipped away from his hand forever and he better consult Mengie in Zimbabwe. He may give an advise how to settle with his yetebela ekub or lost power. Mengistu is living better life than him because he just hushed up unlike him. What he is doing only creating more division, hatred among our people. He must have behaved as a patriarch and conveyed his message solemnly than immersing himself in hate politics of diaspora. Anyway, we cannot repair the patriarch, he is now beyond repair. In anycase, I would love to know for real why he left from his mouth. If it is because of the car or anyother reasons I would love to know what made him abandong his sheeps for 21 years in the first place. It is like a shepherd looking for the sheeps he has abandoned 21 years ago? can he find them again? no, it is illogial and does not make sense. I am not saying all this because of hate, it is because I am disappointed by his immature and unchristian behavior.

  14. Yederg Lij says:

    Congratulations to all Ethiopian Orthodox christian followers!

    May we get his honor’s blessing from wherever we are!

  15. hagere says:

    hello marino your racial comment about eskndr nega is not going to take you anywhere. your name it should be MORON NOT MARINO

  16. justice4all says:

    Doma hede Doma meta. To think that these folks spent time in theology school is absurd. Abune Paulos and this character is a product of cadre at its best….I hope you all burn in hell fulls. Anten bilo Menfesawi. I am sure you will invite miss Beyonce for your inauguration right?…enjoy it while it last Mathias dear…..ha ha ha

  17. Name (required) says:

    Pseudo name Teshome or hagos or gebre-gindal or gebere minamin:
    I think you are the most retarded person I have ever seen. Why you repeat just an idea for a million times. From the beginning to the end you tried to preach as his holiness has resigned willingly his position and his exile was his huge mistake. Secondly, you tried to tell us he is wicked, unholy bla bla bla. You even called his holiness as general, mengistu’s friend bla bla.
    Actually all those comments show me that how much you are rude, vagabond, immature, and arrogant. You think that those who could read comments here are also arrogant like you. Your reason as his holiness Abuna markorios left his throne because his car was taken by Aba paulos?? Do you think let alone adults, your lame reason can foul your kids???? That is why I like to say you, you are immature. If you are interested to know the real reason , go and search on wikiliks webpage. Andshe wushet and Ewnet ayhonim hagos qilo!!! Many times you talked about his exile was not appropriate and he should die by blood thirsty dogs-woyanes. But when it comes to the new Tigre exiled life for the last 30 years was the right decision. Am I right? Instead of leaving Ethiopia and living an exiled life in us why not Aba mathias stay in Ethiopia and die like his holiness Abuna Tewoflos??? Why he preferred the church excommunicate him and let it appoint a new archibishope in his name?? Do you see how your analysis is poor mr hagos aka Teshome. What even worse is the new fake patriarch is a a foreigner. He is a man with USA blue passport. He retained his hated ethiopiawinet if he is make ready for the fake post. Unfortunately, the so called 6 and fifth patriarchs are badly known for two notorious deeds. The fifth one Aba paulos(aka Aba diablos) was womanizer and pure cadre, the sixth one is a foreigner. Let alone for patriarch , even he don’t deserve to govern ya sebeka gubae. You see poor teshome your holy fathers are those two cheap individuals.
    Finally, I can add more but let me stop here .neger beyabezut be ahya aychanem yelalu ye endante aynetu aheya ga algebaw belo seyaselechachew!! Bel Egziabhir ka melasek qeneso, chenqelateken yasfaleh!!!!

  18. Garo says:

    We are occupied by a foreign force called TPLF. Occupation does not equal unity. There is no unity with the enemy called TPLF. It is up to the people of Tigrai which side they want to be with. No to occupation. Yes to freedom

  19. bedlu says:

    Aye dawit… do you think ethiopians are baby like you and your masters. Minalebet bititewon. Beka leyelih malet new?

  20. yigermal says:

    አቡነ ማቲያስ፡- የተወለድኩት በትግራይ ክፍለ ሀገር ነው፡፡

  21. Kulfo says:

    The ideas of Abune Matias are very interesting. However, he has one problem: he is from Tigray. Therefore, he would be attacked 24/7 by some vocal diaspora politicians and media.

    I wish this guy was from Gondar- so that he and the Ethiopian Orthodox church would no more be condemned by the “exiled synod”.

  22. Ayiii...qetaffi says:

    Aba Matteos said very sweet honey words about the unity of Ethiopia. But one lie , just one lie crumbles his credibility. And that is the reason he said Patriarch Abune Merqorious’s resignated. If the patriarch was sick and willingly resigned, why did he need to hide and sneak out of the country through Kenya and all that trouble. This shows pressure; please don’t deny this. It will kill the little remaining truce we are left with. The Patriarch himself says he was forced to resign, he is not dead, but alive; telling you how he left his motherland.
    And this foregin based politician, starts his first appearance by a lie. I won’t trust him now any longer. He is an Ethiopian, and with good legitimacy but why a lie? Is this how we should hear first from a Patriarch? This is really painful. Ethiopia will not resurrect with mafias.

  23. Solomon says:

    Guad Merkorios was nothing but a gun-totting derg cadre under the veil of patriarch hand-pcicked by comrades Mengistu and Melaku Tefera in their scheme to weaken the orthodox religion and expand communist ideology. He uttered no word in defiance while hundreds of thousands were being tortured and murdered by the fascit derg. Rather he was sitting next to Mengistu at Abyot square as a member of the communist shengo. After the woyannes took over, had he been a true patriarch he would have remained in the country and face the consquence like what Abune Petros did during the Italian invasion. A true spiritual father fears nothing except the almighty God. As he was a fake derg messenger communist patriarch he followed his idol Mengistu into exile in search of a better life in the west. He has no moral qualification whatsoever to reclaim the patriarchhood.

    • Name (required) says:

      Hi friend , it is you who is mixing apple and orange. Let me give you a short answer. Our argument should not be what mathias said or Abuna Merkorios said. Abuna matjias didn’t claim his Jerusalem position may be for his own reason. May be he has no legitimacy, or legal ground or may be he is not interested. Besides, don’t forget he was excommunicated by his holiness Abuna tekelehaymanot, the pope who anointed him, may be on some reasons we don’t know. But the bottom line is that that should not be our source of argument, our argument should be is his holiness forced to abdicate his position by wolfs or just he did by his own interest. The answer is clear he was forced to hand over his position for tplf right hand man Aba geberemedin. Therefore, by any reason that is not a legitimate way so that he can reclaim his post. I don’t see any wrong doing here. If you are a concerned citzen and Christian you shall support this legal claim. But I think you are encouraging lawnesness in Ethiopia and that is why you are trying to defend than the undefendable wrongdoing of tplf. Even the point you mentioned that mathias has said it is not the first time a patriarich is appointed in ethiopia while the other legal patriarich is alive. Right that is exactly where the problem started. But how on earth we even dare to mention the evil legacy of derg as an example. Derg imprisoned his holiness Abuna Tewoflos and urged the seynod to nominated a new patriarich while his holiness Is alive. That is totally insane and truly exposes the evil nature of the derg. But what makes me upset is when a so called holy father Aba mathias mentioned this wrong example as a reason to satisfy his ego of power lust. What a shame!!! For me that implies derg make a mistake and let us do it again. By two way two wrongs can’t make one right. Gebah chomaye!!!! Please think twice before mixing up things!!!

  24. Wolo says:

    Dear Name
    You are comparing two different things which are not comparable. For the reason that Abun matius was no a patraricate if he go nothing and Abune matius when he went to USA he does not claim that I am the head of Eyerusalem. He left it and though he was enforced by the government he never claim I am the head of Eyerusalem while I am in USA. But Abune Merkorios what ever the reason he left the country but he claimed that he is the head of the ETOC. And again as abune matius explained the selection of Patraricate over the an exısting patraricate was not the first incidence if that is the case why we are claiming this is the first incidence?
    Please let us be genuin and accept facts. By the way the previous once were all from Amhara but no one was saying the patraricate is an amharan but whe some one is from Tigray why do we say he is from Tigre so What? Particularly those who belive in unity why do you say he is from Tigre or somewer elese.

    • Name (required) says:

      Hi friend , it is you who is mixing apple and orange. Let me give you a short answer. Our argument should not be what mathias said or Abuna Merkorios said. Abuna matjias didn’t claim his Jerusalem position may be for his own reason. May be he has no legitimacy, or legal ground or may be he is not interested. Besides, don’t forget he was excommunicated by his holiness Abuna tekelehaymanot, the pope who anointed him, may be on some reasons we don’t know. But the bottom line is that that should not be our source of argument, our argument should be is his holiness forced to abdicate his position by wolfs or just he did by his own interest. The answer is clear he was forced to hand over his position for tplf right hand man Aba geberemedin. Therefore, by any reason that is not a legitimate way so that he can reclaim his post. I don’t see any wrong doing here. If you are a concerned citzen and Christian you shall support this legal claim. But I think you are encouraging lawnesness in Ethiopia and that is why you are trying to defend than the undefendable wrongdoing of tplf. Even the point you mentioned that mathias has said it is not the first time a patriarich is appointed in ethiopia while the other legal patriarich is alive. Right that is exactly where the problem started. But how on earth we even dare to mention the evil legacy of derg as an example. Derg imprisoned his holiness Abuna Tewoflos and urged the seynod to nominated a new patriarich while his holiness Is alive. That is totally insane and truly exposes the evil nature of the derg. But what makes me upset is when a so called holy father Aba mathias mentioned this wrong example as a reason to satisfy his ego of power lust. What a shame!!! For me that implies derg make a mistake and let us do it again. By two way two wrongs can’t make one right. Gebah chomaye!!!! Please think twice before mixing up things!!!

  25. truth says:

    It is unfortunate that our church is in term well as does our country. Thanks to Mengistu and Sibhat who consider Ethiopian Orthodox church as their mortal enemy, the church find itself in this precarious situation.
    .
    I think,this new patriarch has better credential than the previous patriarch,TPLF cadre who eroded our church.
    .
    Sibhat’s role in electing the new patriarch can’t be easily undermined. However, we shouldn’t overlook his intention of breaking the church into Amhara vs Tigre camps. We shouldn’t be trapped into his evil plan.
    .
    Let us judge the New patriarch on his actions/deeds. We wish him a strength to follow his own conscience to alleviate our church from ills inherited in the last 35 yrs.

  26. To Gezaee H says:

    Gezaee H,

    cool down. do not let your emotion take over your reason.

    1. first and foremost you should know that abune merkorios was forced to leave his position. meles zenawi and tamrat layne did that. tamrat layne has confessed that immediately after his release from prison.

    2. your suggestion that he should not have left his sheep behind is sensible but short-sighted. what would happen if he stayed at home? do you want the supporters of aba paulos and the supporters of aba merkorios to kill each other? it was a bad time in which ethnic fervour and revenge was high. so his decision to leave was wise and farsighted.

    3. you are being very one-sided when you accused aba merkorios for his silence during the red terror. yes, he should have condemned derg. but didn’t aba paulos safely ignore the blood sheds of 1995, 2005, and the 20 year long carnage in ogaden? ethnic bias has made you very hateful

  27. GOJJE says:

    go go dave
    dave gooooooo
    we need a middle man like you.
    leave the two exteremes who poisoned journalism in the name of ethiopia!!!!!!!
    viva Abune MATHIAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Mario says:

    Merkorios left his position on his own will! Everybody knows that Merkirios was racist Derg who gave Derg 150,000 birr to bomb the people of Tigrai! Therefore, Merkorios himself knows he is criminal! He watched Derg while he eliminate the most important generation of Ethiopia !

    Had Merkorios been a spiritual man, he could have saved Ethiopia from the red terror!

    Lying about the past can’t change history!

  29. senay says:

    The main question why Ethiopians were backward is because of the Amhara elites, not majority of Amharas are talkative, unskillful,betrayal,liar, jealous, if they are not in power they happy to see Eth is destroyed,poor and in voialence etc. they never appreciate good things done by other groups outside of their ethinc. the most important thing Ethiopian must understand is this group of people specially the dergist they teach the ethiopian people how to lie and to be liar it is a bad culture that must be removed soon. Even some priests and pops lies same as the dergist kadres they never look relgious people. Their religion is mask to play their dirty politics.

  30. Narino says:

    Hagere

    Is there anything racial in my writing ? What are you talking about!

    Eskinder Nega, called Tigrian cancer & he believed they must be destroyed….! Therefore, even though I don’t wish him a death penalty , I want him to spend the rest if his life in prison for initiating the Hitler style on Jewish to happen on Tigrians!

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