Patriarch of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church dies at 76

AFP reports that the “patriarch of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos has died aged 76.”

The Patriarch was recently receiving treatment for what AFP says was “an undisclosed illness.”

Abune Paulos was patriarch of Ethiopa’s Orthodox Church since 1992.

AFP says Abune Paulos “was seen as instrumental in brokering peace in the Ethiopia-Eritrea border war that ended in 2000, and was awarded a Nansen Medal by the United Nations refugee agency in 2000 for his peace and humanitarian work.”

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