Zekarias Yohannes, Eritrean Catholic hierarch, Died at 91

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Zekarias Yohannes was born on May 13, 1925,in Adigenú and died on December 1, 2016.

He was an Eritrean Roman Catholic bishop.

Yohannes was ordained as a Priest of Asmara on June 2, 1949, and was appointed both Auxiliary Bishop of Asmara and Titular Bishop of Barca on January 29, 1981.

Yohannes was appointed Bishop of Asmara on 17 July 1984, a position he held until his retirement on 25 June 2001.

Through much of his career, Yohannes would have been considered an Ethiopian clergyman.

Zekarias Yohannes passed away at 91 years old.

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