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የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ፓትሪያርክ


በአድባራትና ገዳማት የመልካም አስተዳደር እጦት መንገሡ ተገለጸ



<የኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ እምነት ተከታዮች>> ቁጥር ባለፉት አሥር ዓመታት ውስጥ በአዲስ አበባ ሰባት በመቶ፣ በኦሮሚያ አሥር በመቶና በደቡብ 7.8 በመቶ እንደቀነሰ አመኑ!!!

የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ሊቃነ ጳጳስ ብጹዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማቲያስ ‹‹የቤተ ክርስቲያንን አስተዳደራዊ አስተሳሰብ ማበልፀግ›› በሚል መሪ ቃል ከመስከረም 27 እስከ መስከረም 28 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. በአዲስ አበባ ሀገረ ስብከት መስብሰቢያ አዳራሽ የተጀመረውን ጉባዔ በከፈቱበት ወቅት በርካታ የቤተክርስቲያኒቱን ነባራዊ ሁኔታ በግልጽ የሚያሳዩ መግለጫዎችን ሰጠዋል::

ቤተ ክርስቲያን ግልጽ የሆነ መዋቅር ያላት ቢሆንም በቤተ ክርስቲያን ስም የሚደራጁ ማኅበራት፣ ከመዋቅራዊ ቁጥጥር ውጭ በመንቀሳቀስ ሀብትና ንብረት ያከማቹና እያከማቹ በመሆናቸው፣ ሕግና ሥርዓት የማይቆጣጠራቸው ከሆነ አሸባሪ የመሆን ዕድላቸው የሰፋ መሆኑን የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ፓትርያርክ ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስ አስታወቁ::ፓትርያርኩ እንዳብራሩት፣ ማኅበራቱ በሰበሰቡት ሕገወጥ ሀብት አባቶችን ይከፋፍላሉ::

​የቤተ ክርስቲያን አገልጋዮችን ያሾማሉ ያሽራሉ:: እነሱ የሚፈልጉትን የማይፈጽሙትን እያስፈራሩ በመሆናቸው፣ አካሄዳቸው ለቤተ ክርስቲያኗ ጥንካሬና ህልውና ፍጹምአደጋ መሆኑን ተናግረዋል::ሌላው ብጹዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስ ያነሱት ነጥብ የኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ እምነት ተከታዮች ቁጥር ባለፉት አሥር ዓመታት ውስጥ መቀነሱን ነው:: ለምሳሌ ያህልም በአዲስ አበባ ሰባት በመቶ፣ በኦሮሚያ አሥር በመቶና በደቡብ 7.8 በመቶ የቀነሰ መሆኑን አስታውቀዋል::

​አንዳንድ ሰዎች ችግሮችን ግልጽ በማድረግ ውይይት ለማድረግ ሲጠየቁ፣ ‹‹ሌሎች ሃይማኖቶች በእኛ ላይ ሊዘባበቱ ይችላሉና ዝም ይሻላል ብለው ይመክራሉ፤›› ያሉት ፓትርያርኩ፣ ዝም ማለት በመመካከር ሊገኝ የሚችለውን መፍትሔ እንደሚያሳጣ፣ ለምዕመናንና ለሕዝብ የሚሰጠው የተሻሻለ አገልግሎት እንዳይኖር እንደሚያደርግ፣ የቤተ ክርስቲያኗ አስተዳደራዊ ሥራ በዘመኑ ሥልትእንዳይመራና ሃይማኖቱ እንዳይስፋፋ እንደሚያደርግ ገልጸዋል:ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስ ስለማኅበራት በጎ ያልሆነ አሠራርን ሲናገሩ ‹‹ማኅበራት›› እያሉ በወል ስም ከመጥራት ባለፈ ሙሉ ስም ባይጠቅሱም፣ ከገዳማትና ከአድባራት የተወከሉ አስተዳዳሪዎችና ጸሐፊዎች ግን ሕንፃውን ጭምር እየገለጹ ማኅበረ ቅዱሳን መሆኑን በመጥቀስ ዕርምጃ እንዲወሰድ ጠይቀዋል::

​ የቤተ ክርስቲያኗ ማንኛውም ገቢ እንደ ገንዘብ ���ኒስቴር በአንድ ቋት ሆኖ በቅዱስ ሲኖዶስ ኃላፊነት እንዲመራ ጠይቀዋል:: የማኅበረ ቅዱሳን አባላት ይቅርታ ጠይቀው ወደ ቀድሞ ቤታቸው እንዲመለሱም እንዲሁ ጠይቀዋል

Derg-WPE has now

become Ginbot 7’s political bedfellow


By Dilwenberu Nega


It is a well known fact that politics makes strange bedfellows, and none more so is it true than
Derg-WPE becoming a political bedfellow of Ginbot 7. I joined the chorus of condemnation when ESAT paraded the alleged half-brother of trigger-happy Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam - who by the way resembles Mengistu in looks, sounds and actions — as its “Guest of the Week” in 2012. In point of fact, I even went as far as derogating the new-found dalliance between Derg-WPE and Ginbot 7 by posting a commentary on the blogosphere, under the title “Kassa Kebede: put up or shut up.”


In my opening paragraph, I made the following observation:
“Derg’s preeminent champagne socialist, Comrade
Kassa Kebede, is on a publicity stunt, after a six year hiatus from active
politicking. He is, perhaps, testing the waters before he becomes the comeback
kid of cash-strapped and demoralised former WPE kakitocrats (kaki-uniformed
members of WPE)”


By making Kassa Kebede one of the guests of honour at a televised New Year party last September, ESAT has, once again shown its utter contempt and insensitivity to the memory of the thousands who perished under the brutal rule of Derg-WPE by yet again supplying former confidante of Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam oxygen of publicity. Kassa was no ordinary member of Derg-WPE. As a leading member of Colonel Mengistu’s kitchen cabinet, he enjoyed, 24/7/365 access to Colonel Mengistu. In an ideal world where merit counts more than blood consanguinity, Kassa Kebede’s notorious fiery temperament would have made him least qualified to join Ethiopia’s diplomatic service, but his alleged blood consanguinity, his attested loyalty and unerring fidelity to Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam had secured him an ambassadorship in Geneva. Worse of all, however, is the fact that no sooner had Kassa presented his letter of credence to the President of Switzerland at the height of the 1984 famine, than he deemed it proper punctilio to purchase a prestigious residence for him.

By making Kassa Kebede one of the guests of honour at a televised New Year party last September, ESAT has, once again shown its utter contempt and insensitivity to the memory of the thousands who perished under the brutal rule of Derg-WPE by yet again supplying former confidante of Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam oxygen of publicity. Kassa was no ordinary member of Derg-WPE. As a leading member of Colonel Mengistu’s kitchen cabinet, he enjoyed, 24/7/365 access to Colonel Mengistu. In an ideal world where merit counts more than blood consanguinity, Kassa Kebede’s notorious fiery temperament would have made him least qualified to join Ethiopia’s diplomatic service, but his alleged blood consanguinity, his attested loyalty and unerring fidelity to Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam had secured him an ambassadorship in Geneva. Worse of all, however, is the fact that no sooner had Kassa presented his letter of credence to the President of Switzerland at the height of the 1984 famine, than he deemed it proper punctilio to purchase a prestigious residence for him.


Twenty-three years after Derg-WPE was overthrown by the gallant sons and daughters of Ethiopia, during which time Kassa had got involved in a variety of clandestine activities, including working in cahoots with international terrorism to “dismember Ethiopia into mini-Islamist states” (the words of author Yossef Bodansky) now has the brazen audacity to lecture Ethiopians on the virtues of celebrating national holidays.



In the video belowe we see Kassa Kebede using sophistry to make us believe Derg and the Workers Party of Ethiopia (WPE) are as different as chalk and cheese. The truth, however, is that they are one and the same. Or as a friend of mine tried to explain in layman’s term: “WPE is to Derg what Kassa Kebede is to Mengistu Haile Mariam.” How else can one justify that the Chairman of the Derg is also the Chairman of WPE. Kassa Kebede may not be a military uniformed member of the Derg, but he was nonetheless a blue-kaki uniformed member with a licence to kill. 










​ During the interview, Kassa is seen being economical with the truth. During the time of the Emperor, Kassa Kebede, was not an Assistant Minister, as he claimed, but a Director General. However, given that he answered a question with absolute honesty , his response must receive accolades from all of us. When asked which of the Ethiopian festivals he enjoyed most, Kassa answered truthfully: “Because I am a gourmand, Fasika is my favourite festival. No wonder that he had managed to remain circumferentially challenged, i.e., corpulent, all these years. On a more serious note, Dr. Birhanu needs Kassa Kebede desperately to rekindle Ginbot 7’s relations with Isaias Afewerki, following the surgical removal of Andy from Ginbot 7 by Ethiopia’s Intelligence Service. Kassa knows Isaias Afewerki through his good Sudanese friend, the Islamist political leader Hassan al-Turabi as well as from Al-Shabab leaders based in Asmara. He and Andy have travelled to Asmara on a number of occasions to solicit support from President Isaias Afewerki. We all are aware that history repeats itself, but no one thought it would repeat itself  in as short a period of time as 10 years. A decade ago, one reason for the eventual failure of Kinijit was the fatal decision to allow Derg-WPE to join Kinijit. Today, a left-over Kinijit, Ginbot 7, is seen committing the same mistake it committed in the 2005 Election. Andy’s removal has left Ginbot 7 rudderless, dispirited and discouraged. The fusion with Derg-WPE will be another nail in the coffin of the party of absentee liberation fighters.