A can of worms opened by the BBC: What is the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s official language?

By Zecharias Zelalem ||| In a news article released a couple of days ago, the BBC made somewhat of a gaffe when it referred to the Amharic language, spoken by over 20 million Ethiopian native speakers, according to the country’s 2007 national consensus, as being the “official” language of (Ethiopia’s) Orthodox Church. The statements have proven controversial, and have sparked a debate with some Ethiopians taking issue with what they felt was a lazily researched description of the Amharic language.… Read More A can of worms opened by the BBC: What is the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s official language?

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MEMIHIR GIRMA: A SCAPEGOAT OF THEIR INCOMPETENCE

Father Girma Wondimu, the Orthodox Christian priest who has made his name well known for his teachings and his practicing of exorcism, has been detained by Ethiopian police for a day now, barely days after his return from a church related stay in Australia. … Read More MEMIHIR GIRMA: A SCAPEGOAT OF THEIR INCOMPETENCE