Alexios (Leontaritis) of Carthage

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Alexios (Leontaritis) of Carthage is Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Carthage in northwestern Africa, part of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa.

Life

The future Metropolitan Alexios was born Panayiotis Leontaritis in Athens, Greece in 1964. He studied with the Philosophy and Theological Faculty of the University of Athens and Thessaloniki, graduating with a degree. He served as an officer in the Greek army from 1985 to 1987. In 1995 and 1996, he continued with his post-graduate studies at Chambessy in Geneva, Switzerland.

He was ordained a deacon by His Eminence Alexios of Trikkis and Stagon in 1987, and ordained to the priesthood in 1990. While serving the Metropolis of Stagon, Fr. Alexios served as the Metropolitan Secretary for three years, followed by ten years as Chancellor. In addition, he taught Literature.

In 1999, Fr. Alexios transferred to the Church of Alexandria, where on November 23, 1999, he was elected Bishop of Nitria by the Holy Synod. In Alexandria, he was consecrated on November 29, 1999 by Patriarch Petros VII in the Patriarchal Church of St Savvas the Sanctified and was appointed a Patriarchal Vicar in Cairo. On October 27, 2004, Bp. Alexios was elected[Metropolitan of Carthage, and enthroned by His Beatitude, Patriarch Theodoros II on November 28, 2004.

Metr. Alexios, in addition to native language Greek, French, English, and Italian.


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Alexios (Leontaritis) of Carthage
Preceded by:
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Bishop of Nitira
1999 — 2004
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Preceded by:
Chrysostomos (Papadopoulos)
Metropolitan of Carthage
2004 — Present
Succeeded by:
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