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Ethiopia's Orthodox Church criticises Abiy's 'failure to protect citizens'

Published on 30 Dec 2019 / In News

The Orthodox Church in Ethiopia has lashed out at the country's prime minister, saying he has failed to protect its members in the wake of ethnic and religious clashes that left nearly 70 dead.

"People are dying and questions are being raised if the government even exists. The people are losing all hope," Father Markos Gebre-Egziabher, a leader in the Orthodox Tewahedo Church, told AFP following a memorial service at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa.

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