His holiness Abune Paulos, patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is going to be awarded the American made Hummer car being named “cleric of the millennium,” reported Addis Neger on Saturday December 30.
According to sources of the newspaper, the committee established for the award is fundraising money from different member churches, NGOs and tycoons. The exclusive sources also have a doubt that the committee, which is collecting money in the name of saints and holy fathers of the church, has recognition from the Holy Synod The committee is expected to fundraise about 4 million Birr (430, 108 USD) so far with which it is proposed to buy Hummer. An award is given to someone with the supposition that it would be a symbolic honor for the achievement of the receptor. What symbol and honor would Hummer be for the holy patriarch of the nation? It has become ridiculous and weird for me.