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Alternate Names: Pétros
Ancient Christian Church

Pétros, Abunä (? perhaps fl. c. 5th century A.D.), was, according to traditional sources, an early Bishop of Ethiopia of whom little seems to be remembered except his name. In the list of Metropolitans published by Wright he appears as the successor of Abunä Minas, instead of Abunä Abreham, whose name occurs in other sources.

Richard K. P. Pankhurst


W. Wright, Catalogue of the Ethiopic Manuscripts in the British Museum (London, 1871), 320.

M. Chaîne, La chronologie des temps chrétiens de l’Egypte et de l’Ethiopie (Paris, 1925), 266.

I. Guidi, Le liste dei metropoliti d’Abissinia (Roma, 1899), 9.

This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 ‘From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,’ copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.