Petros (Karatroupkos) of Nikopolis
His Grace, Petros (Karatroupkos) of Nikopolis was the first Bishop of Zambia under the jurisdiction of the Church of Alexandria, serving from 2001 until his retirement in 2003.
The future Bishop Petros was born in Naousa in Greek Macedonia. He received his tertiary education at the Theological Faculty of the University of Thessalonica from which he received his degree. Entering the Holy Orders, he was ordained deacon in 1953 and served as archdeacon for Metropolitan Seraphim of Ioannina. After his ordination as priest in 1960, Fr. Petros served at the Metropolis of Veria (Verroea) and Naousa in Greek Macedonia. Subsequently he served as priest with the Greek Archdiocese of North and South America and with the Metropolis of Toronto at the Church of St. Demetius in Toronto, Canada under the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople.
He then transferred to the jurisdiction of the Church of Alexandria where he served as vicar in the Metropolis of Carthage. On February 22, 2001, with the recommendation of Pope and Patriarch Petros VII, Fr. Petros was elected bishop of the new Diocese of Zambia by the Holy Synod of the Alexandria Patriarchate. On March 14, 2003, Bp. Petros retired from the see of Zambia with the title of Bishop of Nikopolis.
Bp. Petros reposed on January 31, 2012.
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