According to a report reaching our desk from Al Jazeera, worshippers gathered in thousands at the Church in Amhara, the second largest region of Ethiopia. They were pictured in a procession and they were all wearing a sacred white robe. They were urged by their priest to celebrate Archangel Michael, a saint which is revered in Ethiopia.
They came together to pray for peace ahead of the long-awaited elections on Monday. They offered prayer to Saint Michael, asking him to defend them from any form of evil. This was done in a church bearing the name of the revered saint.
One of the devotees, identified as Huluager Kinde said that it's an awesome day for them, and they are praying in one accord to Saint Michael to make the election a peaceful one and protect them from any form of evil.
One of the Orthodox devotees on leaving the church with his forehead marked with a cross drawn in ash revealed that what they did was vital for the country.
They expressed their delights that they are about to witness an election that would see them chose a candidate of their choice. The election would be the first electoral test since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came into power three years ago.
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