After the death of Ahmed Gran there was a gradual deterioration of harmony between the two types of Christians, Ethiopians and Catholics. The reason was that Bermudez insisted that Emperor Galawedos should submit himself to the Roman Pontiff. Bermudez himself wrote an account of an occasion when he tried to get the Emperor to submit to the Pope.

Looking into the future, Out Most important duty is to maintain the physical and spritual unity of the Empire which we inherited from Our ancestors. There is nothing new and startling in the reintegration of Eritria
(Abba Yesehaq)