Patriarch Abuna Mathias of Ethiopia Hospitalised

Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia.

Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia.

Menetasnot Desta (Delegate of Ethiopia and Horns of Africa) – OCP News Service – 14/1/2022

Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: Patriarch Abuna Mathias of Ethiopia, (the Primate of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church) has been admitted to hospital for unknown health issues, according to sources from Addis Ababa. The health status of the Patriarch remains undisclosed at the moment. However, some sources indicate that Abune Mathias is Covid- positive.

An emergency session of the holy synod was about to begin to discuss various important developments and threats encountered by Orthodox faithful in the capital city. However, the meeting has been postponed due to the ill health of the Patriarch.

The holy synod was also expected to meet with H.E Mrs Adanech Abebe, the Mayor of Addis Ababa to discuss various issues, especially the developments at the Meskel Square.

OCP News Service

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