Archbishop of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC) Monastery in Jerusalem, Abune Mathias is elected the 6th Patriarch of the Church.Abune Mathias, 71, got about 500 out of 806 votes cast. The other four candidates: Abune Yoseph, Abune Mathewos, Abune Hiskiel and Abune Elsa have got 98, 98, 70 and 39 votes in that order.
Archbishops, department heads of the patriarchate office, ancient monasteries and churches, clergy, followers of the EOTC and Sunday school students, among others, were voting in the election of the new Patriarch.
The enthronement of the 6th Patriarch would be held on March 3, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. (ERTA)