Chrysostomos (Papadopoulos) of Carthage

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Chrysostomos (Papadopoulos) of Carthage was Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Carthage, part of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. He died in a helicopter accident in the Aegean Sea in 2004 along with Pope Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria.


His Eminence Chrysostomos was born in Dafia, Lesbos, Greece. He studied at and graduated from the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens and attended the Orthodox Institute in Paris, France.

He was ordained deacon in 1957 and priest during 1959. He was raised to the rank of archimandrite. He served in the Metropolis of Serres and as Exarch of the Church of Alexandria in the Soviet Union.

In 1976, Fr. Chrysostomos was elected Bishop of Nikopolis, succeeding Metr. Irenaeus. He served also as editor of the journal Pantainos and managed the publication work of the Alexandria Patriarchate. Bp. Chrysostomos was elected Archbishop of Zimbabwe in 1990. In 1997, he was appointed Archbishop and Metropolitan of Carthage, with added duties of representing Patriarch Petros VII in Athens. Abp. Chrysostomos reposed as the result of a helicopter crash in the Aegean Sea on September 11, 2004.

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Chrysostomos (Papadopoulos) of Carthage
Preceded by:
Irenaeus (Talambekos)
Bishop of Nikopolis
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Archbishop of Zimbabwe
Succeeded by:
Ioannis (John) Zachariou
Preceded by:
Archbishop of Carthage
Succeeded by:
Alexios (Leontaritis)
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