Episcopal Consecration

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The Eighteenth Cntury

 

Episcopal Consecrcation

Fr. Michaelangelo, the superior of the Friars in Egypt, wrote a letter suggesting that two Ethiopian priests and two Latin missionaries should be sent to Ethiopia. In response the Propagation of the Faith chose Abba Tobia and Abba Michael Kefle Giorgis. Consequently, the Holy See, nominated Abba Tobia, aged 33, as the Titular Bishop of Adulis on 21st April 1788. Prior to his episcopal consecration, however, which took place on 24th June 1788, the decree of his nomination had stipulated that he should take an oath to retain the use of the Ethiopian rite.

Abune Tesfaselassie Medhin, Bishop

Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat

P.O.Box 8, Adigrat (Tigray) Ethiopia

Tel:+251(0)344.452138  Tele-Fax:+251(0)344.454394 

Mob.: +251(0)914.300687 

E-mail: tselassiem@gmail.com/ceparad@ethionet.et

Abba Tesfay Lemlem, Vicar General

Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat

P.O.Box 8, Adigrat (Tigray) Ethiopia

Tel:+251(0)344.453002  Tele-Fax:+251(0)344.454394

Mob.: +251(0)914.300413

E-Mail:  abbatesfayl@gmail.com/ aevg@ethionet.et

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