The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, Diocese of Europe was established by His Grace Abune Makarios, Bishop of the North American Archdiocese and the Eritrean Orthodox Church in Diaspora. His Grace felt the urgency to establish a Diocese thus, on December 3, 2011, the first Eritrean Orthodox Diocese in Europe has been established. His Grace also appointed a board of clergy to oversee the work of the churches that is accountable to him. Today the Diocese of Europe comprises the entire Europe and the number of Churches flourished to more than 14 churches. From its beginnings until the present, the diocese has developed slowly but surely under the devoted leadership of its servants.