Tesfasellassie Medhin

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Most Reverend

Tesfasellassie Medhin
Bishop of Ethiopian Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat
ChurchEastern Catholic Churches
Appointed16 Nov 2001
Ordination4 Apr 1980
Consecration20 Jan 2002
by Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel CM
Personal details
Born (1953-01-08) 8 January 1953 (age 71)
DenominationEthiopian Catholic Church

Bishop Tesfasellassie Medhin[1][2][3][4][5] is the serving Bishop of Ethiopian Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 8 Jan 1953 in Alitena, Ethiopia.

Religious life[edit]

He was Ordained a Priest on 4 Apr 1980. He was Appointed Bishop of Adigrat (Ethiopian), Ethiopia on 16 Nov 2001 and Ordained on 20 Jan 2002.[6][7]

In November 2021, Tesfaselassie Medhin denounced "a genocidal war" and criticized the joint report of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation in the Tigray region.


  1. ^ T. Baraki. (2013-07-19), Episcopal ordination of Abune Tesfaselassie Medhin at Holy Savior Cathedral in Adigrat, retrieved 2017-07-25
  2. ^ T. Baraki. (2013-07-18), Abune Tesfaselassie Medhin consecration's ceremony Divine Liturgy at Holy Savior Catholic Cathedral, retrieved 2017-07-25
  3. ^ "Etiopia. Eparca di Adigrat: la misericordia comincia in famiglia" (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  4. ^ "Ugandan Catholic Bishops elected to AMECEA committee". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  5. ^ "Adigrat Eparchy - Home Page". www.adigratcatholicchurch.org. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  6. ^ The ministerial priesthood in Ethiopia: towards a pastoral approach to priesthood : a symposium held at Holy Savior Parish Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 4-7, 2003. Ethiopian Review of Cultures, Capuchin Franciscan Institute of Philosophy and Theology. 2003.
  7. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Tesfasellassie Medhin [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2017-07-20.

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