THE DAILY GLEANER, FRIDAY MAY 15, 1970
ARCHIMANDRATE LAIKE M. MANDEFRO. Head and Administrator of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the United States, with welcomers at Palisadoes Airport shortly after his arrival yesterday afternoon.
Comes to establish branch of Ethiopian Orthodox Church
The Head and Administrator of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the United States.
Archimandrite Laike M. Mandefro arrived in Jamaica yesterday to establish a branch of the church in Jamaica; he was accompanied by Deacon Collin R. Tomlin and Deacon Gabre Hiwot.
They will be here about eight days. A crowd of about three hundred, most of them dressed in Rastafarian wear, some waving Ethiopian flags, gathered at the Palisadoes Airport to welcome the archimandrite.
As the Air Jamaica plane touched down, the crowd, which thronged the waving gallery, sang hymns. Later they gathered at the entrance to the Customs area, but only Mr. Cecil Gordon, chairman of the Ethiopian Mission Committee in Jamaica and
Mr. J. N. Hibbert, organizer, were allowed by the police in the area to meet the visiting party.