Ethiopian Orthodox Church to dispatch team of three archbishops to US for reconciliation

Addis Ababa, July 11, 2018 (FBC) –The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church today announced plans to dispatch a team of three archbishops to the U.S. for reconciliation process between the exiled and the local Synods.

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

He further stated the church’s readiness to contribute share in the move to open a new chapter of cooperation and partnership between the two countries.