Abune Qerlos (1928 – 2 December 2022) was the fifth Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church.[1]

His Holiness
Abune

Qerlos
Patriarch of the
Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church
ChurchEritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Appointed13 June 2021
Term ended2 December 2022
PredecessorAbune Dioskoros
SuccessorVacant
Personal details
Born1928 (1928)
Died (aged 94)
Asmara, Eritrea
DenominationEritrean Orthodox

Ecclesiastical careerEdit

Prior to the election of Qerlos, the position of patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church had been left vacant since the death of Abune Dioskoros in 2015. On 13 May 2021, Qerlos was elected Patriarch of Eritrea. His ordination and enthronement as Patriarch took place on 13 June.[2][3]

Personal life and deathEdit

Qerlos died on 2 December 2022, at the age of 94.[4][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Скончался Предстоятель Эритрейской Церкви (in Russian)
  2. ^ "Abune Qerlos Elected as 5th Patriarch". Ministry of Information of Eritrea. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Official Consecration of His Reverend Abune Qerlos, 5th Patriarch of Eritrea". Ministry of Information of Eritrea. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  4. ^ "His Holiness Abune Qerlos passes away". Ministry of Information, Eritrea. 3 December 2022. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
Religious titles
Preceded by Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church
2021–2022
Succeeded by
Vacant