Fr. Hailemariam Medhin was born in Awo, Ethiopia, on 1 October 1974. He completed his novitiate between 1994 and 1995 at the Salesian house in Addis Ababa-Gotera, made his perpetual vows on 19 August 2001 in Addis Ababa; and was ordained a priest on 4 May 2003 in Adigrat. Between 2003 and 2006 he served in the community of Adwa, first as Vicar, then as Parish Priest and Economer. He then spent several years in Rome (2006-2009 and 2014-2016) to perfect his studies at the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), years interspersed with work performed in Kenya at the Salesian formation house in Nairobi-Utume ( 2009-2013). He holds a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology from the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome. Lately he was in Addis Ababa and served as Director in the Mekanissa community and was nominated as Provincial of AET province in July 2019. Fr. Hailemariam succeeds Don Estifanos Gebremeskel.
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