Christophoros II of Alexandria

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His Beatitude '''Christophoros II''' was the [[Patriarch of Alexandria|Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa]] from 1939 to 1967. He is noted for initiating  an organized [[missionary]] program in [[Orthodoxy in Sub-Saharan Africa|sub-saharan Africa]].
 
His Beatitude '''Christophoros II''' was the [[Patriarch of Alexandria|Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa]] from 1939 to 1967. He is noted for initiating  an organized [[missionary]] program in [[Orthodoxy in Sub-Saharan Africa|sub-saharan Africa]].
  
In 1946, Patr. Christophoros accepted the Orthodox Church in Uganda as part of the [[Church of Alexandria]]. In 1959, he established a [[diocese]] for East Africa and appointed Nicholas (Valeropoulos) as the first [[metropolitan]] of Irinoupolis and All East Africa, who resided in Kampala, Uganda, and was responsible for missionary efforts among the East Africans and of the resident Greek population.
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In 1946, Patr. Christophoros accepted the Orthodox Church in [[Uganda]] as part of the [[Church of Alexandria]]. In 1959, he established a [[diocese]] for East Africa and appointed [[Nicholas VI of Alexandria|Nicholas (Valeropoulos)]] as the first [[metropolitan]] of [[Archdiocese of Irinopolis|Irinoupolis]] and All East Africa, who resided in Kampala, Uganda, and was responsible for missionary efforts among the East Africans and of the resident Greek population.
  
 
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==Source==
 
==Source==
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=001003&id=199&lang=en Christophoros II (Official Site)]
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*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=001003&id=199&lang=en Christophoros II (Official Site]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/church_history/makarios_tillyrides_east_africa.htm  ORI: Makarios Tillyrides]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/church_history/makarios_tillyrides_east_africa.htm  ORI: Makarios Tillyrides]
  
  
 
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His Beatitude Christophoros II was the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa from 1939 to 1967. He is noted for initiating an organized missionary program in sub-saharan Africa.

In 1946, Patr. Christophoros accepted the Orthodox Church in Uganda as part of the Church of Alexandria. In 1959, he established a diocese for East Africa and appointed Nicholas (Valeropoulos) as the first metropolitan of Irinoupolis and All East Africa, who resided in Kampala, Uganda, and was responsible for missionary efforts among the East Africans and of the resident Greek population.

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Christophoros II of Alexandria
Preceded by:
Nicholas V
Patriarch of Alexandria
1939-1967
Succeeded by:
Nicholas VI
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