So, just a few questions.
Is Gebre a priest? Is he a hierarch? Perhaps a patriarch?
No. No. No.
Then, please explain to me why anyone would think his words represent the stance of the Church?
What he states, is his own opinion and interpretation...even his interpretations of the Church Fathers.
Nobody should take, as Gospel truth, something a mere layperson states without doing some of their own research, and asking for more information.
This Forum overflows with personal opinions and beliefs. That's why we are here. To discuss and interpolate...and learn from each other.
As for pacifism. I don't know if the Church makes a formal stance on this, or if it is case specific, and economia comes in to play.
I would love to say that I would never maim or injure someone; but, I know I've probably already done both in a spiritual sense....which is just as bad.
I would always look for the peaceful route first, but, I know that I would resort to violence to protect someone I love. We all would. We are just fooling ourselves if we think we wouldn't. If someone were trying to harm our families or loved ones, or some innocent child or old person, wouldn't we simply "act" and come to their defense? I fear that if we do not, then we are cowards, and don't deserve to call ourselves Christians.