The Reformed Ethiopian Catholic Church of Southern Africa has ordained its new bishop, Makomela Simon Mokoena, in the All Saints Church in Motherwell. Vereeniging-based Mokoena, 56, a former Anglican Church of SA priest, will oversee the Limpopo, Gauteng and North West provinces for the Reformed Ethiopian Catholic Church. “The old history of the Roman Catholic Church is the foundation of our church,” Mokoena said. “It extends the Reformed Ethiopian Catholic Church of Southern Africa’s footprint to a new terrain, the St Augustine of Hippo Diocese, whose jurisdiction covers three provinces. “Most significantly, this consecration constitutes a substantial blow to the debilitating tendency of sect formation within the Ethiopian church, a problem which started in 1906 within the Ibandla Lama Tiyopiya [a South African Ethiopian Catholic Church],” Matiwane said.
Source: Ethiopian News February 18, 2019 05:03 UTC