Ethiopic Metropolitanate sui juris of

Addis Abeba

Ethiopia Ethiopia

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Ethiopic (Alexandrian)

Type: Metropolitanate sui juris Metropolitanate

Name: Addis Abeba / Neanthopolitan(us) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Adigrat, Bahir Dar–Dessie, Emdeber

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

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History

Contact Info

Address: Catholic Archbishop’s House, P.O. Box 21903, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Present Prelates

Metropolitan (1999.07.07 – ...):Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (75)Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (75)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Romano Martire

President of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia

President of Council of the Ethiopian Church

Ordinaries

Metropolitans of Addis Abeba (Ethiopic Rite)

Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (75)Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (75)
(1999.07.07 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Romano Martire
Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)
President of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia
President of Council of the Ethiopian Church

Sub tuum præsidium

Born:1948.07.14 (Tchela Claka, Ethiopia)
Ordained Priest:1976.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:1998.01.25
Created Cardinal:2015.02.14

Prefect Apostolic of Jimma–Bonga (Ethiopia) (1994 – 1997.11.07)

Titular Bishop of Bita (1997.11.07 – 1999.07.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) (1997.11.07 – 1999.07.07)

President of Council of the Ethiopian Church (1998 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) (1998.06.16 – 1999.07.07)

President of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia (1999 – ...)

Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) (1999.07.07 – ...)

President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (2014.07.24 – 2018.07.21)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Romano Martire (2015.02.14 [2015.10.18] – ...)

Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (75)Bishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (75) (later Cardinal)
(Apostolic Administrator 1998.06.16 – 1999.07.07)

Cardinal Paulos Tzadua
(1977.02.24 – 1998.09.11)

Born:1921.08.25 (Addifini, Ethiopia)
Ordained Priest:1944.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1973.05.20
Created Cardinal:1985.05.25
Died:2003.12.11 (Roma, Italy † 82)

Priest of Asmara of the Eritreans (Eritrea) (1944.03.12 – 1973.03.01)

Titular Bishop of Abila in Palæstina (1973.03.01 – 1977.02.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) (1973.03.01 – 1977.02.24)

President of Ethiopian Episcopal Conference (1976 – 1999)

Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) (1977.02.24 – 1998.09.11)

Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Maria in Via Latina (1985.05.25 – 2003.12.11)

President of Council of the Ethiopian Church (1994 – 1998)

Archbishop Asrate Mariam Yemmeru
(1961.04.09 – 1977.02.24)

Born:1904.04.04
Ordained Priest:1934.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1958.07.06
Died:1990.09.10 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Urima (1958.02.03 – 1961.04.09)

Bishop of Asmara of the Eritreans (Eritrea) (1958.02.03 – 1961.04.09)

Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) (1961.04.09 – 1977.02.24)

President of Ethiopian Episcopal Conference (1967 – 1976)

Apostolic Exarchs of Addis Abeba (Ethiopic Rite)

Bishop Hailé Mariam Cahsai
(1951.02.24 – 1961.02.19)

Born:1895.04.15
Ordained Priest:1925.08.30
Consecrated Bishop:1951.05.01
Died:1970.11.24 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Sozusa in Libya (1951.02.24 – 1961.02.19)

Apostolic Exarch of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) (1951.02.24 – 1961.02.19)

Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) (1961.04.09 – 1970.11.24)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Emdeber (↙), Nekemte (←), Bahir Dar–Dessie (↖), Adigrat (↑), Djibouti (↗), Harar (→), Meki (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 31,224 km²

Population: 11,150 Catholics (0.1% of 16,000,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 14 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 92 priests (15 diocesan, 77 religious), 435 religious (162 brothers, 273 sisters), 6 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

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Seminarians

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