800 EOC followers register to vote for 6th Patriarch

Addis Ababa, 27 February, 2013: The Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC) said so far 800 followers of the Church have got registered to cast votes for the 6th Patriarch of the Church. It said the stated number of archbishops, department heads of the patriarchate office, ancient monasteries and churches, clergy, followers of the EOC and Sunday school students, among others, are registered to vote for the new patriarch. The election will be held on 28 February 2013 and the result will be made official same day in the evening. So far the election process is peaceful and fair, the Church said. The Church had earlier set a timetable to elect the 6th Patriarch.
Ethiopian News Agency (ENA)

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