Skip to comments.Hundreds reportedly dead after massacre at Oriental Orthodox church in Ethiopia
Posted on 01/22/2021 6:33:35 AM PST by Cronos
At least 750 people are reported dead after an attack on an Oriental Orthodox church in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to a European watchgroup.
On Jan. 9, the Europe External Programme with Africa reported that the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum, about 80 miles west of Adigrat, had been attacked, and that hundreds of people who hid inside were brought out to the front square and shot to death.
According to Church Times UK, the attack was carried out by Ethiopian government troops and Amhara militia from central Ethiopia. At least 1,000 people were estimated to be hiding in the church at the time of the attack.
Locals have said they believe the church was targeted by raiders of the lost ark. The church is thought to contain the original Ark of the Covenant, a sacred golden chest first mentioned in the book of Exodus that carried the 10 commandments, parts of sacred scripture, Aaron’s rod, and a pot of manna. They believed the attackers wanted to steal the Ark of the Covenant and take it to the capital city of Addis Ababa, the Church Times reported. This ark is guided by a single priest who never leaves the compound, and it is not allowed to be seen by anyone else, so whether it is really the true Ark has been debated by historians for centuries.
The church belongs to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, an Oriental Orthodox Church that is estimated to have about 36 million members. Tigray has been the site of the Tigray War since November of last year. In the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, the regional government is run by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The group once dominated the ruling coalition of Ethiopia but felt marginalized by Prime Minister Abiy’s political changes after he took office in 2018. He dissolved the ruling coalition and merged its ethnicity-based regional parties into a single party, the Prosperity Party, which the TPLF refused to join.
Baghdad. Now Ethiopia. And Trump’s barely left office.
No big deal. They’re just Christians. That’s how the communists media will portray it. In the meantime God help the Christians. An appeal to Heaven.
This was reported by other sources last week, but our media was too busy swooning over Joe and the Ho.
There is a bizarre underside to this globalism that Biden’s handlers are steering America toward.
You mean the semi-literate DOCTOR Jill Biden?
Bump for later.
I was referring to Kommie-La, but the semi-literate so-called "doctor" also qualifies.
“Baghdad. Now Ethiopia. And Trump’s barely left office.”
That’s because they know that there will be NO CONSEQUENCES OF ANY SORT.
Ethiopia has some pretty bad neighbors - Somalia at the top of the list! No saints there...
What is that?
The last scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark...........................
Oriental Orthodox church
Uh, oh, I thought Oriental was a racist word and verboten?
Only in America. It is a commonly used term in the rest of the world. I suspect in this case it so long predates the “racist” ideologue that it is not going to be changed. Sorta like the United Negro College Fund.
Some of these Satan following countries should be simply burned off the face of the earth....what a relief that would bring to the world!
OK, but just to clarify: Ethiopia is not one of those countries. It has been Christian since the time of the apostles.
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