Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – 12/2/20120
Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: On February 11, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Abune Yosef, General Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church issued a statement that was announced after a meeting of the Standing Synod of the Church. An emergency session of the full Holy Synod has been called for February 17, 2020.
This is the second time in less than a year that the Synod is being called into an emergency session. The recent deterioration in relations between civil authorities and the church, including assaults on churches and the faithful, as well as the tolerance/encouragement of ethnic schismatic movements has further strained relations between church and state. It is expected that the church may take a firmer stand against these provocations.
OCP News Service