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Abune Merkorios

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His Holiness

Abune Merkorios
Co-Patriarch and Catholicos of the
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
ChurchEthiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Term ended2022
PredecessorAbuna Takla Haymanot
ConsecrationHoly Trinity Cathedral
Personal details
Birth nameZe-Libanos Fanta
Born14 June 1938
Amhara Governorate, Italian East Africa
Died3 March 2022 (aged 83)
DenominationEthiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
ResidenceAddis Ababa

Abune Merkorios (born Ze-Libanos Fanta; 14 June 1938 – 3 March 2022) was an Ethiopian bishop and the Fourth Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church from 1988 until 1991.[1][2]

Merkorios died on 3 March 2022, aged 83.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Haustein, Jörg; Østebø, Terje (November 2011). "EPRDF's revolutionary democracy and religious plurality: Islam and Christianity in post-Derg Ethiopia" (PDF). Journal of Eastern African Studies. 5 (4): 755–772. doi:10.1080/17531055.2011.642539. S2CID 59042446.
  2. Dickinson, Augustine (31 July 2018). "Decades-Old Schism in the Ethiopian Church Mended". Ethiopicist Blog. Archived from the original on 7 May 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. Fourth Patriarch of Ethiopia Abune Merkorios reportedly passed away