The oldest christian community was found in Ethopia long before Christianity arrived Rome. This is one reason why Helena the mother of Emperor Constantin send parts from the origin cross from Jerusalem to Ethopia.
Generally Ethopia plays an important role in religion since King Salomon married a women there and still today there are living descendants.
Many part of our todays bible go back to scripts that were found in Ethopia four centuries ago written in GEEZ and were translated by Germans.
In Ethopia it is widely believed that Jesus as well mother Mary were black.