Located in the so-called horn of Africa, Ethiopia is a vast territory with an exceptional natural richness. Unique among African countries, Ethiopia maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation. The country faces important challenges after some years of political turmoil. Christianity has been in the region since its very beginnings. Orthodox and Catholic churches form the largest block of believers in the country. His Excellency Abaham Desta, head of the Apostolic Vicariate of Meki talks to Jonas Soto about the challenges of his vicariate.