Petros (Giakoumelos) of Aksum

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Petros (Giakoumelos) of Aksum is Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Aksum in northeastern Africa, part of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa.

Life

George Giakoumelos, in 1932, was born in Zakynthos. His collegiate level education began with the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens in Greece. He was ordained deacon in 1955 and as a priest in 1956. Fr. Petros continued his education at the Sorbonne, Paris, studying Catechism-Pastoral Theology. While attached to the Archdiocese of Elasson, Fr. Petros served as archdeacon, preacher, and Chancellor of the Throne. In 1972, he was elected Archbishop of Askum. During 1996 and 1997, Abp. Petros was appointed also Patriarchal Exarch in the Archdiocese of Kenya and Irenoupolis.

Abp. Petros speaks French, English, and Italian, in addition to his native language Greek.

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Petros (Giakoumelos) of Aksum
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