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Archdiocese of Zambia

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The Holy '''Holy Archdiocese of Zambia and MalawiMiddle Africa''' is an [[archdiocese]] under the [[jurisdiction]] of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa. Its territory includes the [[parish]]es and missions located in the nations of Zambia and Malawi.
The Archdiocese was originally established as the '''Diocese of Zambia ''' by a Patriarchal and Synodal decree on [[February 22]], 2001 with jurisdiction over Zambia. On [[October 6]], 2009, the [[diocese]] was elevated to an archdiocese with jurisdiction over Zambia and Malawi(prior to 2009, Malawi was part of the [[Archdiocese of Zimbabwe and Angola|Archdiocese of Zimbabwe]]), under the name '''Archdiocese of Zambia and Malawi and Middle Africa'''. On [[November 26]], 2018 the [[Diocese of Malawi]] was founded under its omophorion, and the archbishopric received its current name. The [[see]] of the archdiocese is located in Lusaka, Zambia.
On [[October 13]], 2011, His Beatitude Theodoros II of Alexandria, His Eminence [[Ioakeim (Kontobas) of ZambiaHelenopolis|Ioakeim of Zambia and Malawi]], His Grace Ioannis of Mozambique, and His Grace Nikodimos of Nitria, [[consecration of a church|consecrated]] the new Church of the Resurrection of the Lord in the city of Blantyre in Malawi. The church with its auxiliary school buildings and a clinic have improved a formerly dissolute area, that His Beatitude also noted to the Malawi officials would include a planned hospital.
==Ruling Bishops==
*[[Petros (Karatroupkos) of Nikopolis|Petros (Karatroupkos)]] 2001 - 20032001–2003*[[Ioakeim (Kontobas) of ZambiaHelenopolis|Ioakeim (Kontobas)]] 2004-Present 2003–2015<small>(gained territory from the [[Archdiocese of Zimbabwe and Angola|Archdiocese of Zimbabwe]])</small>*Ioannis (Tsaftaridis) 2015–Present<small>(lost territory to establish the [[Diocese of Malawi]])</small>
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