Abune Antonios

Eritrean priest

Abune Antonios (Tigrinya/Geez: ኣቡነ ኣንጦንዮስ) (12 July 1927 – 9 February 2022) was an Eritrean Christian prelate. He was the third Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church from 2004 until 2006. He was illegally removed from the church by the Eritrean government in 2006,[1][2] and was placed under house arrest.

He died in Asmara, Eritrea on 9 February 2022, at the age of 92.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Plaut, Martin (28 June 2007). "Christians protest over Eritrea". BBC News. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
  2. "Orthodox patriarch of Eritrea sacked - Culture". Middle East Times. 2007-09-29. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  3. "Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church Abune Anotnios passes away". Radio Erena. 9 February 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2022.