Ethiopic Church

Recent Appointments of Bishops

DateDescendingRecent Events
2024.06

Ethiopia Bishop Lukas Teshome Fikre Woldetensae resigned as General Secretary of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia

2024.02.11

Ethiopia Fr. Lukas Teshome Fikre Woldetensae was consecrated as Coadjutor Bishop of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) and General Secretary of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia

2023.12.16

Ethiopia Fr. Lukas Teshome Fikre Woldetensae, Priest of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) and General Secretary of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia, was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

2020.07.02

Ethiopia Fr. Abba Tesfaye Woldemariam Fesuh was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in United States of America and Canada of the Ethiopics

2020.01.07

Ethiopia Fr. Petros Berga was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Ethiopics

2019.06.11

Ethiopia Fr. Lukas Teshome Fikre Woldetensae, Priest of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was appointed as General Secretary of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia

2018.07.21

Ethiopia Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., resigned as President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa

2015.10.18

Ethiopia Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Romano Martire

2015.02.14

Ethiopia Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., President of Council of the Ethiopian Church, President of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia, Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) and President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Romano Martire

2015.01.19

Ethiopia Diocese of Bahir Dar–Dessie (Ethiopic Rite) was established (from Metropolitanate sui juris of Addis Abeba and became suffragan of Addis Abeba) (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Bishop Lisane-Christos Matheos Semahun, Titular Bishop of Mathara in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was appointed as Bishop of Bahir Dar–Dessie of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

2014.07.24

Ethiopia Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., President of Council of the Ethiopian Church, President of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia and Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was appointed as President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa

2013.10.11

Ethiopia Fr. Tsegaye Keneni Derara, Priest of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was elected Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Soddo (Ethiopia) and Titular Bishop of Maximiana in Byzacena

2010.04.18

Ethiopia Fr. Lisane-Christos Matheos Semahun was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Mathara in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

2010.01.05

Ethiopia Fr. Lisane-Christos Matheos Semahun, Priest of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was elected Titular Bishop of Mathara in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

2009.06.02

Ethiopia Bishop Kidane-Mariam Teklehaimanot, Bishop emeritus of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), passed away at 75

2004.02.08

Ethiopia Fr. Musie Ghebreghiorghis, O.F.M. Cap., was consecrated as Bishop of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

2003.12.11

Ethiopia Cardinal Paulos Tzadua, Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Maria in Via Latina and Metropolitan emeritus of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), passed away at 82

2003.11.25

Ethiopia Diocese of Emdeber (Ethiopic Rite) was established (from Metropolitanate sui juris of Addis Abeba and became suffragan of Addis Abeba) (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Fr. Musie Ghebreghiorghis, O.F.M. Cap., was elected Bishop of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

2003.01.29

Ethiopia Fr. Abraham Desta, Priest of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was elected Titular Bishop of Horrea Aninici and Vicar Apostolic of Meki (Ethiopia)

2002.01.20

Ethiopia Fr. Tesfaselassie Medhin (Tesfay) was consecrated as Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

2001.11.16

Ethiopia Fr. Tesfaselassie Medhin (Tesfay), Priest of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was elected Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Bishop Kidane-Mariam Teklehaimanot resigned as Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1999.07.07

Ethiopia Bishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., Titular Bishop of Bita, Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), President of Council of the Ethiopian Church and Apostolic Administrator of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was promoted as Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1999

Ethiopia Bishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., President of Council of the Ethiopian Church, was promoted as President of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia

Ethiopia Cardinal Paulos Tzadua resigned as President of Ethiopian Episcopal Conference

1998.09.11

Ethiopia Cardinal Paulos Tzadua resigned as Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1998.06.16

Ethiopia Bishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1998.01.25

Ethiopia Fr. Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Bita, President of Council of the Ethiopian Church and Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1998.01.11

Ethiopia Fr. Lukas Teshome Fikre Woldetensae was appointed as Priest of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1998

Ethiopia Bishop-elect Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was appointed as President of Council of the Ethiopian Church

Ethiopia Cardinal Paulos Tzadua resigned as President of Council of the Ethiopian Church

1997.11.07

Ethiopia Fr. Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., Prefect Apostolic of Jimma–Bonga (Ethiopia), was elected Titular Bishop of Bita and Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1994

Ethiopia Fr. Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., was appointed as Prefect Apostolic of Jimma–Bonga (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Cardinal Paulos Tzadua, President of Ethiopian Episcopal Conference and Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was appointed as President of Council of the Ethiopian Church

1991.01.27

Ethiopia Bishop Sebhat-Leab Worku, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), passed away at 73

1990.09.10

Ethiopia Archbishop Asrate Mariam Yemmeru, Metropolitan emeritus of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), passed away at 86

1988.05.08

Ethiopia Fr. Lisane-Christos Matheos Semahun was appointed as Priest of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1985.05.25

Ethiopia Archbishop Paulos Tzadua, President of Ethiopian Episcopal Conference and Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was created Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Maria in Via Latina

1985.02.10

Ethiopia Fr. Kidane-Mariam Teklehaimanot was consecrated as Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1984.10.12

Ethiopia Fr. Kidane-Mariam Teklehaimanot was elected Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Bishop Sebhat-Leab Worku, S.D.B., resigned as Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1980.04.20

Ethiopia Fr. Abraham Desta was appointed as Priest of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1980.04.04

Ethiopia Fr. Tesfaselassie Medhin (Tesfay) was appointed as Priest of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1977.02.24

Ethiopia Bishop Paulos Tzadua, Titular Bishop of Abila in Palæstina, Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) and President of Ethiopian Episcopal Conference, was promoted as Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Archbishop Asrate Mariam Yemmeru resigned as Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1976.07.13

Ethiopia Fr. Tsegaye Keneni Derara was appointed as Priest of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1976

Ethiopia Bishop Paulos Tzadua, Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was appointed as President of Ethiopian Episcopal Conference

Ethiopia Archbishop Asrate Mariam Yemmeru resigned as President of Ethiopian Episcopal Conference

1973.05.20

Ethiopia Fr. Paulos Tzadua was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Abila in Palæstina and Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1973.03.01

Ethiopia Fr. Paulos Tzadua, Priest of Asmara of the Eritreans (Eritrea), was elected Titular Bishop of Abila in Palæstina and Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1971.09.19

Ethiopia Fr. Sebhat-Leab Worku, S.D.B., was consecrated as Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1971.06.12

Ethiopia Fr. Sebhat-Leab Worku, S.D.B., was elected Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1970.11.24

Ethiopia Bishop Hailé Mariam Cahsai, Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), passed away at 75

1967

Ethiopia Archbishop Asrate Mariam Yemmeru, Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), was appointed as President of Ethiopian Episcopal Conference

1961.04.09

Ethiopia Bishop Asrate Mariam Yemmeru, Titular Bishop of Urima and Bishop of Asmara of the Eritreans (Eritrea), was promoted as Metropolitan of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Bishop Hailé Mariam Cahsai was appointed as Bishop of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1961.02.20

Ethiopia Apostolic Exarchate of Addis Abeba (Ethiopic Rite) was promoted as Metropolitanate sui juris of Addis Abeba (with suffragan sees Adigrat and Asmara and gained territory from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Dessiè, Apostolic Prefecture of Endeber and Apostolic Prefecture of Gondar) (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Apostolic Prefecture of Tigray (Ethiopic Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Adigrat (became suffragan of Addis Abeba) (Ethiopia)

1961.02.19

Ethiopia Bishop Hailé Mariam Cahsai resigned as Titular Bishop of Sozusa in Libya and Apostolic Exarch of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1958.07.06

Ethiopia Fr. Asrate Mariam Yemmeru was consecrated as Bishop of Asmara of the Eritreans (Eritrea) and Titular Bishop of Urima

1958.02.03

Ethiopia Fr. Asrate Mariam Yemmeru was elected Titular Bishop of Urima and Bishop of Asmara of the Eritreans (Eritrea)

1951.10.31

Ethiopia Apostolic Exarchate of Addis Abeba (Ethiopic Rite) was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Dessiè, Apostolic Prefecture of Endeber and Apostolic Prefecture of Gondar, from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Addis Abeba and without ecclesiastical province) (Ethiopia)

1951.05.01

Ethiopia Fr. Hailé Mariam Cahsai was consecrated as Apostolic Exarch of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) and Titular Bishop of Sozusa in Libya

1951.02.24

Ethiopia Fr. Hailé Mariam Cahsai was elected Titular Bishop of Sozusa in Libya and Apostolic Exarch of Addis Abeba of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1951

Ethiopia Fr. Salvatore Pane, C.M., Prefect Apostolic of Tigray of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), passed away

1944.03.12

Ethiopia Fr. Paulos Tzadua was appointed as Priest of Asmara of the Eritreans (Eritrea)

1939.06.10

Ethiopia Fr. Salvatore Pane, C.M., was appointed as Prefect Apostolic of Tigray of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

1939

Ethiopia Fr. Bartolomeo Bechis, C.M., Prefect Apostolic of Tigray of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia), passed away

1937.03.25

Ethiopia Apostolic Prefecture of Tigray (Ethiopic Rite) was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Abyssinia) (Ethiopia)

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