I believe from HIM Haile Selassie's acceptance speech, that His title was awarded to Him by the fathers of the Oriental Orthodox Church. Some questions, if I may...
1.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Does Chalcedonian Orthodoxy also grant a similar title??
2.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Is there only one Defender at a time, or is the title awarded to several individuals??
3.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Who is the current "Defender of the Faith"??
Ras Markos Binyam
Rastaman and Orthodox Seeker