The presence of Orthodox Christianity in Angola is a recent event. Christianity was introduced to the indigenous population of Angola during the colonial Portuguese period by the Roman Catholic Church. Orthodox Christianity missionary efforts in Angola began in the late twentieth century under the jurisdiction of the Church of Alexandria. Currently, Angola is within the local jurisdiction of the Holy Archdiocese of Zimbabwe and Angola.
The Archdiocese of Zimbabwe includes within its jurisdiction, in addition to Angola, the countries of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana. Since 2004, the primate of the Metropolis has been His Eminence Seraphim (Kykkotis). Archimandrite Chrysostomos Polizos is vicar of the Metropolitan for Angola and Botswana.
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