A woman who claims to be St. Mary reincarnated was thrown out of Wocnhi Monastery in Western Shoa.
Head of the local Holy Synod, Abba Haile Girorgis Terfe told Sima Tsidqe, the bimonthly official Ethiopian Orthodox Church newspaper, that the unnamed woman has been disseminating heresies in Addis Ababa and other towns before moving to Wonchi St. Kirkos Monastery, near Ambo two years ago, where she established her own sect and made claims like, “My mother having been resurrected was taken up to Heaven. I am St. Mary reincarnated. I will give birth to Christ soon.”
Hat-tip to Ndesanjo Macha.