Archimandrite calls on Gallimore
THE DAILY GLEANER, SATURDAY MAY 23, 1970
Visiting Archimandrite Laike M. Mandefro Head and Administrator of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
in the United States, on Wednesday afternoon paid a courtesy call on the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, Dr. Neville Gallimore at his Ministry, Dr. Gallimore welcomed the Archimandrite to Jamaica.
Both men then discussed the proposed establishment of a branch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jamaica.
The Archimandrite disclosed that there would be a baptism of 300 souls in Jamaica shortly and that he hoped to have a pastor from Africa to guide them. He also said that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church was one of the oldest Churches on earth
dating back to the visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon.
Dr. Gallimore pointed out that it was not the action of The Government to muzzle any religious belief. Archimandrite Mandefro was accompanied by his aide Deacon Abba Petros, Mr. Gilbert Arscott secretary of the Ethiopian mission in Jamaica, Brother Hibbert organizer of the Mission, Mr. Cecil Gordon chairman of the Mission and the Reverend Henry Muir from Yahweh Little Flock Assembly.