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Egyptian Archbishop Angaelos: The Destruction in Tigray is Incredibly Painful

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 14, 2021

Listen to the powerful message by His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church UK at the Webinar on “Brutalities Against Religious Leaders, Holy Places and Heritage in Tigray” on 8th June 2021.

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Christian Solidarity Worldwide Calls for Action on Genocide on Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 27, 2021

የዓለም አቀፍ ክርስቲያኖች አንድነት ተቋም በጅምላ ጭፍጨፋ መታሰቢያ ቀን የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ላይ ትግራይ ኢትዮጵያን በመጥቀስ እርምጃ እንዲወሰድ ጥሪ ያቀርባል።

As the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) calls for swift intervention in current situations where atrocity crimes may currently be underway.

Signatories to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention) are under an obligation to take measures to prevent and to punish this crime. However, indicators of genocide and other atrocity crimes are rarely addressed in a timely manner, as attempts to do so become mired in international politics, resulting in a failure to protect vulnerable communities.

there are indications that atrocity crimes may be underway in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where a violent conflict has been ongoing since November between the Ethiopian authorities and the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF), formerly the regional authorities. The Ethiopian authorities, whose forces are fighting alongside soldiers from Eritrea and Somalia and a militia the Amhara region, claim they are only targeting the Tigrayan leadership and its forces. However, over the course of the conflict, egregious human rights violations have been reported, including mass rape, extrajudicial killings of men and boys in particular, extensive looting and the indiscriminate bombing of homes, churches, mosques, educational establishments, and other civilian structures.

A particularly egregious example of the violations underway in Tigray is the reported massacre, allegedly by Eritrean forces, of around 750 people at the Maryam Zion Church in Axum, which is believed to house the biblical Arc of the Covenant. While details surrounding these extrajudicial killings have been slow to emerge, it is currently alleged that the victims were attempting to protect the Arc from government-allied militia from the Amhara ethnic group, who sought to relocate it to their region. Tigray is home to several world heritage sites, and the massacre occurred against the backdrop of extensive looting of ancient religious manuscripts and objects.

The Eritrean government stands accused of committing crimes against humanity since 1991. In a joint letter issued in November 2020 to various officials of the United Nations (UN) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, CSW and eight other organizations had raised concerns regarding the presence of thousands of Eritrean troops in Tigray, which posed a serious threat to the wellbeing of Eritrean refugees in the region. The letter also highlighted concerning reports of refugees being forcibly returned to Eritrea in an appalling violation of international law and humanitarian norms.

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Because It’s Not The Time For Africa

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 15, 2015

StoPAfroChristianGenocideI was almost about to sing, “It’s time for Africa”, no, no chance, another francophone colonial power, Belgium is next in seizing the media attention.

In a normal world this would seem to be the message the world’s media is trumpeting in the wake of the silence over 2,000 slaughtered by the Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Guardian questions in the article below, why the massacre in Baga, Nigeria has been ignored.

The first reason; the “we & the rest” elite masters of this world have created a primitive and unjust hierarchical system based on status, skin color and belief system that drives them to get busy identifying themselves as the better ones, preferring, networking and associating with their own tribe. According to this system, on top of the pyramid sit White European Atheists, then Brown Arab Muslims and Black Voodoo Africans. These Atheists, Muslims and Voodoo maniacs seem to behave and act in opposition to one another or discriminate each other, but they come together and work hand in glove to fight against children of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – as Atheists, Muslims and Voodoo-maniacs worship the pagan god of Cain, Ishmael and the Pharaohs.

As Satan is the ruler of this world, there is a deadly power struggle among its worshipers, among the Atheists, Muslims and Voodoo-maniacs. These three groups are existentialists, live predominantly for themselves, for now, for their flesh, exercise satanic rituals, kill themselves and murder others, specially Jews and Christians in order to propitiate their satanic deity. They control most of the visible physical world, are often attention seekers, and help each other in desperate times. They often suggest that moral authority is derived from solidarity. Everywhere we look liberal atheist fascism is on the rise. Political correctness is their Delusion. They despise and hate anyone who disagrees with them. All who are not atheists are evil. They lie, hate, denigrate, tear down, murder, and destroy anyone who disagrees with what they say and do. No wonder that liberal Atheists, Muslims, and Voodoo-maniacs get along so well. Their methods are indistinguishable. When the Ottoman Turk, Bosnian, Albanian, Chechnyan and Afghan Muslims were in trouble, it’s the atheists powers who came to their rescue. When Christians in the Central African Republic were raped, murdered and driven from their homeland by Arab Muslim invaders, the atheist West was silent for about a year. But, when the persecuted Christians organized themselves to drive our the Arab barbarians, French soldiers were sent to CAR to protect the Muslims. We had little known Christian genocides in Sierra Leon, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Uganda (Idi Saudi Amin), and, of course, in Iraq and Syria.

Another reason why Charlie Hebdo killings gets more attention is because they struck at a foundational belief of atheism. The world’s liberal, secularist and selective media responded so hugely to the seventeen deaths in Paris, because their own tribe / atheists were killed. Nigerian Christians? They don’t seem to be qualified as real people, after all, their country has to depopulate itself one way or the other. Not a single attention-seeker European, American, Asian or Arab truly cares about the fate of Christian Africans. The painful truth! 

Honestly, it’s even more depressing to learn that the NWO installed agents and politicians in Nigeria ignore the problem because they ‘have to do’ their jobs or it reflects badly on them. A day after gunmen killed 12 people at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan issued a statement condemning the “dastardly terrorist attack”, while ignoring the massacre of his own people. How irresponsible! I remember back in 2012, when millions of Nigerians stopped work, took to the streets across the country back to protest against the removal of a fuel subsidy, I asked my self, they went to the streets when price of rice went up, but, they remain silent, silent and silent when their brothers and sisters are slaughtered on a daily basis?! The 2012 protests were also held in other countries to show solidarity with money-minded Nigerians back home, but not with the persecuted Christians.

We witness countless attacks and daily acts of atrocious cruelty against Christians in Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, Libya, Tanzania, Egypt, Somalia, Central African Republic etc – I wish Ethiopian Christians would organize a million-man-march to the headquarters of the African Union for the persecuted Christians of Africa under the umbrella of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. What a historical gesture it would have been!The coming 24th African Union Summit – 23 to 31 January 2015 — in Addis Ababa could be a perfect time to march to Meskel Square and say:

#የአፍሪቃ ክርስቲያን ነኝ #JeSuisUnChrétienAfricain

So Why Did The Paris Attacks Receive More Coverage Than the Boko Haram Killings?

France spent the weekend coming to terms with last week’s terror attacks in Paris that left 17 dead. The country mourned, and global leaders joined an estimated 3.7 million people on its streets to march in a show of unity.

In Nigeria, another crisis was unfolding, as reports came through of an estimated 2,000 casualties after an attack by Boko Haram militants on the town of Baga in the north-eastern state of Borno. Amnesty International described as the terror group’s “deadliest massacre” to date, and local defense groups said they had given up counting the bodies left lying on the streets.

Reporting in northern Nigeria is notoriously difficult; journalists have been targeted by Boko Haram, and, unlike in Paris, people on the ground are isolated and struggle with access to the internet and other communications. Attacks by Boko Haram have disrupted connections further, meaning that there is an absence of an online community able to share news, photos and video reports of news as it unfolds.

But reports of the massacre were coming through and as the world’s media focused its attention on Paris, some questioned why events in Nigeria were almost ignored.

On Twitter, Max Abrahms, a terrorism analyst, tweeted: “It’s shameful how the 2K people killed in Boko Haram’s biggest massacre gets almost no media coverage.”

Musician Nitin Sawhney said: “Very moving watching events in Paris – wish the world media felt equally outraged by this recent news too.”

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Russian Patriarch Who Saw End Of Communism, Dies

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 6, 2008

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The Christian world has lost one of its principal advocates.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexiy II, who revived the nation’s main religion after decades of Soviet atheism and healed an 80-year rift with a branch of the Russian Orthodox church in the West, died on Friday. He was 79.

Enthroned in 1990 a year before the Soviet Union’s collapse, Estonian-born Alexiy II was relieved of the state ideological control that weighed on his predecessor in the ancient chambers of Moscow’s Danilovsky Monastery.

In one of his biggest achievements, the patriarch signed a pact in May 2007 with Metropolitan Laurus, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ending an 80-year split begun by White Russians who fled Soviet Russia to set up a rival faction.
Alexiy II made the most of Russia’s spiritual vacuum after the long-held Communist beliefs crumbled.

But he was also criticized for supporting measures to restrict the freedom of other confessions, including Roman Catholics, to work in Russia.

He stood in the way of a visit to Russia by the Polish-born former leader of the Catholic church, Pope John Paul II.

And although he expressed similar views on same-sex marriage, euthanasia and abortion as Pope Benedict XVI, this never resulted in a meeting.

Addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe last year, Alexiy II denounced homosexuality as a sin, an illness and “a distortion of the human personality like kleptomania”. He also said European civilisation was threatened by a divorce of human rights from Christian ethics.

POLITICAL CIRCLES

Alexiy II moved the Orthodox Church closer to the centre of political power, despite repeatedly voicing support for Russia’s constitutional separation of church and state.
He was a frequent visitor to the Kremlin, and then Russian President Vladimir Putin was often seen at key church services held at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral, demolished by Soviet ruler Josef Stalin and rebuilt in the 1990s.

Alexiy Mikhailovich Ridiger was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in the Estonian capital Tallinn, into the family of a Russian Orthodox priest.

He later said his family’s many pilgrimages to the then Soviet Union’s key religious sites were crucial to moulding his future path.

In 1953 he graduated from the St Petersburg Spiritual Academy as a priest. He served in Estonia and Russia before becoming a monk in 1961, taking the vow of chastity necessary for any orthodox clergyman seeking a top position in the church.

In 1961 he was appointed Bishop of Tallinn and Estonia and in 1986 was consecrated Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod.

In 1990 he became the 15th patriarch to lead the Orthodox Church since the position was established in 1589. The patriarchate was abolished between 1721 and 1917.

God Bless His Soul!

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