Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church patriarch returns to Ethiopia next week after 27 years in exile

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The patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahodo Church (EOTC), Abune Merkorios, has accepted Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s call to return to Ethiopia after 27 years of exile.

The Patriarch plans to travel to Ethiopia with the Prime Minister in the same plane next Tuesday, July 31st.

The two factions of the EOTC have also agreed to reunite after reconciliation talks were held under the auspices of the Prime Minister.