Father Mandefro emphasized the importance of a close relationship between Church and State. He said that it was essential that Government work closely with the Church “… because the church is the people and the people the church and the government is of the people.”

"....Even the church here itself it was established through his [Marcus Mosiah Garvey] desire. We: He said, worship our God; through the Eyes of Ethiopia, and so we have it here now." ...Government should work closely with the Church. (Abba Yesehaq)