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Ethiopian church patriarch Abune Paulos dies

August 16, 2012

The patriarch’s office is due to hold an emergency meeting on Friday to finalise arrangements for what is expected to be a state funeral.

Abune Paulos led Ethiopia’s 40 million Orthodox Christians – half the population – since 1992.

He later fell ill and was rushed to hospital, said Mr Mulugeta, a close friend of the patriarch. The patriarch died early on Thursday morning, he added.

BBC News

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