When Ato Gebremedhin (formerly Aba Paulos) recently erected his statue in Addis Ababa, he has drawn widespread condemnation. Even some religious Woyannes were unable to defend his action. The erection of his own statue, however, is just one part of the self-promotion campaign Aba Diabilos has been waging at the expense of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit has learned that Orthodox Churches in Ethiopia are being forced to display larger-than-life size posters of the fake patriarch as shown below.
Ancient Ethiopian monasteries are falling apart due to lack of funds needed for maintenance, and yet, the Church’s scarce resources are being used to erect bronze statues and display posters of a gun-totting Woyanne cadre who claims to be a pope.
Such self-promotion is also considered sacrilegious among followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
Ato Gebremedhin has been trampling upon Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s rules, traditions and customs ever since Woyanne chased away the legitimate patriarch and installed him as head of the Church.
Upon taking over the church, he started to wear a white robe instead of the black robe Orthodox priests traditionally wear, show off a large gold cross necklace, and carry a handgun. Now he orders the erection of his statutes, and churches are being forced to display his posters like a Hollywood celebrity. What’s next?