October 28, 2016
In the course of the first regular meeting of this year, the Holy Synod of the Ethiopia Orthodox Tewahido Church bestowed sainthood upon Abune Michael of Gore. His Grace Abune Michael was one of the first five Ethiopian Bishops, and was executed by fascist Italian invaders in 1937.
Taking all this into account, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Holy Synod decided that His Grace Abune Michael should be recognized as a martyr in official statements.
It is recalled that the statue of His Grace Abune Michael was erected in the diocese of His Grace last year, Ilu Abba Bora city and inaugurated by His Holiness, the Patriarch. The foundation stone of the Museum was also laid thereof.