There is something that bothers me a lot: Eritrea and Ethiopia used to be one country, they both share the same history. The people live under the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church for two-thousand years, They speak the same language, eat and dance in a similar manner. Now, since the 1990s Eritrea was seperated from Ethiopia, ('thank' to the help of diabolic Arab Muslim states), and became a "sovereign" state, politically. Now, the question is, why is there an autonomous, separate "Eritrean Orthodox Church?" Do religious institutions have to go the secular way? Don't Godly bodies have a chance to show some sort of unity whenever nations fall because of their rulers? Why was Pope Shenuda lll the first to recognise the Eritrean Orthodox Church?