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Archbishop Abune Gabriel has died at the age of 80 in Addis Ababa

Abune Gabriel _ Orthodox Archbishop
Archbishop Abune Gabriel (Photo: Ethiopian Orthodox Church of Tevahdo through Hara Ze Tevahdo)


December 5, 2020

Archbishop Abune Gabriel died Saturday at his residence in the Patriarchate of Addis Ababa, according to sources in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

He served as archbishop of Sidama, Gideo and the diocese of Burgundy in his last role. He has not served since October this year due to an unspecified illness.

Prior to his ministry in the above diocese, he served in various dioceses, including Eritrea (before seceding from Ethiopia), Jerusalem, and North America, among others. He was ordained archbishop in 1979 during the time of the third patriarch, Abune Tekleheimman.

He studied theology in Russia and the United States and has a Ph.D. Bachelor of Christology.

Sunday will pass in Menbere Ceba Kidist Selassie (Trinity Cathedral) in Addis Ababa on Sunday starting at 10:00

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