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Ethiopian Orthodox patriarch visits Egypt

The Ethiopian patriarch, who will stay for six days, came to Egypt upon invitation from Pope Tawadros II

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Jan 2015
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The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Abune Mathias I (C) (Photo: AP)
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Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Mathias I landed in Cairo early Saturday on his first visit to Egypt.

Mathias I, who is to stay for six days, came to Egypt heeding an invitation from Pope Tawadros II.

The Egyptian and Ethiopian churches have played a role in smoothing negotiations between the two countries regarding the Grand Renaissance Dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile.

Cairo has been concerned the dam could have an adverse effect on Egypt's water supply. 

The Ethiopian church was formerly an archdiocese of the Church of Alexandria but became autonomous in the 20th century.

An Ethiopian people's delegation visited Egypt on 16 December for four days where they met officials, religious figures and intellectuals, including Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Pope Tawadros II.

Patriarch Mathias I became the 6th patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in February 2013. 

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Phil 2
10-01-2015 01:32pm
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Semay
10-01-2015 12:56pm
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Together we can grow and benefit
This is going to lead towards the new, fresh, genuine, clean and clear beginning of the relationship between the two oldest and greatest nations in Africa in the 21-century. Egypt needs Ethiopia for something the same way Ethiopia does to Egypt for other things. Meaning both of them need each other in order to progress and benefit together. Conflict hurts both of them. Egyptian must know about the true nature of Ethiopians within and towards the ordinary Egyptian people. Egyptians also must stop associating Ethiopia with Israel. Look the Ethiopian Jewish situation in Israel and the Israel activities in Ethiopia and judge by yourself how Ethiopians do feel about Israel/Jewish in general including those in USA and elsewhere. Ethiopia is the longest and worse victim of these evils in many ways and still is going on. GERD is the answer for the best and long relationship between Egypt and Ethiopia, not the problem as Ethiopia has no intention to use the water for irrigation.
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