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Savvas (Heimonettos) of Accra

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His GraceEminence, the Very Most Reverend '''[[Savvas (Heimonettos) of Burundi and Rwanda]]Accra''' is [[BishopMetropolitan]] of the [[Diocese Archdiocese of Burundi and RwandaAccra]], part of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa.
==Life==
With the reopening of the Patriarchal Academy of St. Athanasios in Alexandria, Fr. Savvas was appointed its Dean by Pope [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Theodore II]]. He was also made a member of the [[Synod]] Council on Education.
On [[October 9]], 2009, the [[Holy Synod]] of the Patriarchate of Alexandria established a new [[Diocese]] of Burundi and Rwanda and elected Fr. Savvas the first ruling bishop of the new diocese. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda by Patr. Theodoros II on [[October 11]], 2009at the Patriarchal Church of St. Sabbas the Sanctified in Alexandria.
During the [[November 21]], 2012 Fall meeting of the [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Alexandria Bishop Savvas was elected Metropolitan of Accra.
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==SourceSources==
*[http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=content&cid=004002 Diocese of Rwanda and Burundi] (Patriarchate of Alexandria)
*[http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2009/10/ordination-of-his-grace-savvas-of-burundi-and-rwanda/ Ordination of His Grace Savvas of Burundi and Rwanda]
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese website: Holy Archdiocese of Accra]
 
==External link==
*[http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/46744.htm Interview with Bishop Savva of Burundi and Rwanda]
[[Category: Bishops]]
[[Category:Orthodoxy in AfricaBishops of Accra]][[Category: Bishops of Bujumbura]][[Category:21st-century bishops]]
[[Category: University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]
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