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Matewos (1843-1926) – Ethiopian Saints

MATEWOS (1843-1926) Matewos was metropolitan during a stormy period in modern Ethiopian history, which covered the reigns of Menelik II (1889-1913), Lej Iyyasu (1913-1916), and Empress Zawditu (1916-1930). After the death of Abuna Atnatewos (1876), Emperor Yohannes IV, alleging that one bishop was not sufficient for his whole empire, asked the Coptic patriarch Cyril V …

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