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Recent Ethiopian Orthodox Church Synod overthrow attempt
Hi Gyrofrog, as a member of Wikiproject Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Orthodox related articles, I am glad your collaboration effort toward them. I've courtesy asked you to create the recent Ethiopian Orthodox Church Synod overthrow attempt occurred on Jan 22, 2023 because many media talk about the incident as well as the internet shutdown following riot. If you have sufficient time, please can you create the recent overthrow attempt against the Holy Synod? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:25, 12 February 2023 (UTC)
- It looks like this information is being updated in the main Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church article. I'm not sure whether it has yet reached a point where it needs to be split. -- Gyrofrog 18:06, 13 February 2023 (UTC)
I think its notability warrants as a standalone article (as a single notable event). It should be written in an article because many sources are available on the internet and able extensively added to acquire extra information about the overthrow as well as aftermath. There is also a proposed protest organized by the Orthodox Church and this should be written in separate article. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:56, 14 February 2023 (UTC)
- Sorry but this is not something that I can commit to doing, at least not right away. -- Gyrofrog 14:30, 14 February 2023 (UTC)
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