December 5, 2020
Archbishop Abune Gabriel died Saturday at his home of the patriarchy in Addis Ababa, according to Ethiopian Orthodox Church sources.
He served as archbishop of the diocese of Sidama, Gedeo, and Burji in his last role. He was not serving since October this year due to unspecified illness.
Prior to his service in the above diocese, he has served in various dioceses including Eritrea (before her departure from Ethiopia), Jerusalem, and North America, among others. He was ordained Archbishop in 1979 during the third patriarch, Abune Teklehaymanot.
He studied theology in Russia and the US and holds a Ph.D. degree in Christology.
It will be laid to rest at the Menbere Tsebaot Kidist Selassie (Trinity cathedral) in Addis Ababa on Sunday starting at 10:00 am
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