A Roman Catholic Priest in Africa
Road Transport in Sebaat Bet Gurage The 'Sebaat Bet Gurague' community through individual contribution built a road in 1962 from Welkitae to Gumer. When the road was completed it set-up 'The Gurague Road Transport Organization', purchased a few Landrover cars and started to provide regular taxi service. It also collected toll at the Wabe river bridge. All income has since being used for the construction of other tributary roads and maintenance of the existing road. Abba François Markos has greatly helped in the initial coordination to set up the initial organization by influencing the elite elders of the Sebaat Bet Gurague to actively participate in this critical project. Among the many, a few of those who actively participated and made the 'Gurague road project' successful are Fitawrari Tadesse Markos, Lt. General Wolde Selassie Bereka, Fitawrari Habte Mariam Wolde Kidan, Ato Stephanos Markos, Major  General Wolde Tsadik, Ato Seifu Debabae and many more. (We will include more as soon as it is available). More information on the status of the project will be provided in the near future. Home Videogallery Biography Churches Schools Hospitals Transport Family News Administration Contact
His father Markos Kersa
His uncle Haile Kersa
His sister Tereza Markos
His sister Maria Markos (a Catholic nun) 
Abba Francois Markos A Great Humanitarian & Educator
Abba Francois Markos
Abba François had 3 siblings, Alemu, Desta and Tereza. Alemu died in 1923, the same year his father died from ‘tessebo’ (Typhus disease). His sister, Desta became a Roman Catholic Nun and acquired the name Sister Maria Markos. Sister Maria died in her youth, after serving as a nun. Tereza Markos got married to Ato Wolde Yohannes Tekle-Mariam and had 12 children, and 18 grandchildren as of 2004.
1910 - 1989
Abba François Markos with Lt. General Wolde Selassie Bereka, Ato Stephanos Markos and Major General Wolde Tsadik (Old picture when the generals were junior officers)
His Family
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