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6th Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Election Set for Feburary 28

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.ethioabay.com/2013/02/6th-ethiopian-orthodox-church-patriarch.html Thursday, February 7, 2013 6th Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Election Set
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      Thursday, February 7, 2013
      6th Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Election Set for Feburary 28

      The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Patriarchate Head Office
      Electoral Committee announced that the 6th Patriarchal election would be
      conducted February 28, 2013.
      The Committee Head and Jimma Diocese Archbishop Abune Estifanos said
      that among all potential candidates, only five would be selected to run
      for the 6th Patriarchal election. Abune Estifanos added that the winner
      would be made official at 6 pm the same day.

      The enthronement would be held March 3, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
      Abune Estifanos further indicated that the 800 voters who participate in
      the election would be drawn from archbishops, representatives of ancient
      monasteries and 53 dioceses as well as the faithful, Sunday schools and
      the clergy.

      Delegations from Oriental Orthodox Churches, the World Council of
      Churches, the elderly, among others, would observe the election.
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