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Alexandros (Gianniris) of Nigeria

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==Life==
George Gianniris was born in Athens in 1960 and gained his collegiate education at the Faculty of Pastoral and Social Theology of the University of [[Thessalonica ]] from which he graduated. He entered the [[clergy]] through the Patriarchate of Alexandria and was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] on [[October 1]], 1988. He was ordained a [[priest]] on the following day, [[October 2]]. Following his ordination Fr. George served as the Superior at the Patriarchal Church of the Holy Unmercenaries in the [[Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria]] as well as secretary of the [[Archdiocese]]. He was appointed Director of the Private Patriarchal Office in April 1997.
On [[September 23]], 1997, Fr. George was elected [[Bishop]] of the newly formed [[see]] of Nigeria. His [[consecration of a bishop|consecration]] took place on [[November 24]], 1997. He was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan on [[October 27]], 2004.
[[Category: Bishops]]
[[Category:20th-21st-century bishops]]
[[Category: Theological School of Aristotle University of Thessalonica Graduates]]
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