It is with the deepest of regrets that the Embassy of Ethiopia has learnt of the untimely death of Ethiopia’s fifth Patriarch, His Holiness Abune Paulos I.

He indeed was a man of peace and reconciliation who played an active part in the social and economic development of Ethiopia.

We therefore express our deepest condolences to his family and friends and to the fellowship of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewedho Church.

May He rest in Eternal Peace.