Born in 1920 in Kafr-el-Zayat, Egypt, the future Archbishop attended the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. In 1940, he was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[diaconate]], and this was followed in 1952 by his ordination to the [[priest]]hood.
After serving for a period as a [[parish]] priest, he was assigned as a [[Vicar]]-General in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 1954.
He was elected as [[ Archbishop]] of Johannesburg and Pretoria in 1968, and was consecrated to the episcopate.
1996, during the interregnum period between the repose of Pope and Patriarch [[ Parthenios III (Koinidis) of Alexandria| Parthenios III]] and his [[ Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|successor's]] election, Abp. Paul was elected as Deputy of the throne.
On [[May 18]], 2008, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch
od Alexandria and All Africa awarded Abp. Paul the Highest Medal of the Archangel at the Church of Ss Constantine and Helan in Johannesburg. The medal is the highest award of the ancient Patriarchate.
In addition to his native Greek, His Eminence speaks Arabic, English, and French.
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Alexandria Patriarchate website]
[[Category:University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]