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Nicholas VI of Alexandria

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His Beatitude '''Nicholas VI of Alexandria''' was the Pope and Patriarch of the [[Church of Alexandria]] from 1968 to 1986. Nicholas came to the throne of the [[see]] of Alexandria during a time when the number of faithful in the patriarchate was falling, an issue that he recognized and faced with determination.
Nicholas (Valeropoulos) was born in February 1915.
Bishop Nicholas was the first [[bishop]] [[enthronement|enthroned]] in the newly formed [[Archdiocese of Irinoupolis|Metropolis of Irinoupolis]], in 1959, that supported the Orthodox missionary activity in East Africa consisting of the countries of Kenya, Tazmania, and [[Uganda]].
He was elected [[patriarch]] on [[May 10]], 1968. After his installation as [[Pope]] of Alexandria, he instituted a reorganization of the patriarchate and improved the infrastructure of its ecclesiastical institutions. He transferred the seat of the patriarchate from the Monastery of St. Savvas to a new [[monastery]] at the Tositsas School in Alexandria that had been closed in 1968. He established the Metropolises of [[Archdiocese of the Cape of Good Hope|Good Hope]] (Cape Town) and [[Archdiocese of Zimbabwe|Zimbabwe]] and [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] the first three African Orthodox Bishops for the [[diocese]]s of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Patr. Nicholas VI took a strong stand against the popular religious position of ecumenicalism, considering it not only a [[heresy]] but a pan-heresy.
He reposed on [[July 9]], 1986during an official visit in Russia..
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*[ Nicholas VI (1968-1986)]
*[[Wikipedia: Patriarch_Nicholas_VI_of_Alexandria]]
*[ The Moscow Patriarchate and Ecumenism]
*[αstεry-of-st-savvas-the-sanctified-in-alexandria/ Completion of the Renovation work on the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria]
==External link==
*[ The Founding and Early History of EKA]
[[Category:Patriarchs of Alexandria]]
[[Category:20th-century bishops]]

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