Talk:Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria

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I have permission to print this article in Wikipedia.

I've sent them this mail:

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From: "Demetrius Kiminas" <> To: "Goptalex" <> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 8:40 PM Subject: Biography of the Patriarch

> Dear Sirs, > > Please note that there is an orthodox encyclopedia site at: > > > > This site has no biography of the Patriarch of Alexandria. > We would like to list a biography of Theodoros II, so > the visitors of the orthodox encyclopedia site are > informed about the life of the Patriarch of Alexandria. > > Thanking you in advance, > > B/Rgrds > Dimitris Kiminas >

And I got this reply:

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From: "Goptalex" <> To: "Demetrius Kiminas" <> Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:13 AM Subject: Re: Biography of the Patriarch

> His Beatitude > > THEODOROS II > > Pope & Patriarch of Alexandria & All Africa > > BIOGRAPHY > > His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa > (born Nikolaos Choreftakis) was born in Crete in 1954, where he completed > his schooling. He is a graduate of the Rizarios Ecclesiastical School in > Athens and holds a degree from the Theological Faculty of the Aristotelian > University of Thessalonica. He also studied History of Art, Literature and > Philosophy in Odessa. From 1975-1985 he served as Archdeacon and Chancellor > of the Holy Metropolis of Lambis and Sfakion in Crete, where he developed > significant Preaching and Philanthropic activities (hostels for needy youth, > etc). From 1985-1990 he served as Patriarchal Exarch in Russia, based in > Odessa during the tenure of Patriarchs Nicholas VI and Parthenios. > > He established the Institution of Hellenic Culture and the Philiki Eterea > Museum with 600 children, where they were taught a thorough knowledge of > Greek. In 1990 he was ordained Bishop with the title of the formerly > distinguished Diocese of Kyrene and was appointed as Representative of > Patriarch Parthenios in Athens (1990-1997). He always accompanied Patriarch > Parthenios on his travels throughout Africa and to many international, > interfaith and Theological conferences. In 1997 he was appointed Patriarchal > Vicar of Alexandria by Patriarch Petros VII of blessed Memory, in order to > assist him at the outset of his Patriarchate and after 10 months he was > elected as Metropolitan of Cameroon. He greatly developed Missionary > activity there. He built churches, schools and hospitals, helping many > Africans and Hellenes. In 2002 he was transferred to the Holy Metropolis of > Zimbabwe, where he established 4 Missionary centres in Harare, a Hellenic > Cultural Centre for 400 delegates, 2 large Missionary centres in Malawi, > with a hospital, technical schools and nursery schools. Aided by the Greek > Parliament he renovated the Hellenic Square (School-Church-Vicarage) in > Beira, Mozambique. He founded churches and contributed to the establishment > of the Hellenic Communities of Botswana and Angola. > > On 9th October 2004 he was unanimously elected by the Synod of the > Alexandrian Throne as Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa. The > enthronement ceremony took place at the Cathedral of Annunciation in > Alexandria, on Sunday October 24, 2004 in the presence of distinguished > ecclesiastical & civilian representatives and great number of faithful. His > general Missionary activity, as well as his affable character, are the > reason behind the love felt towards him by all Africans, as well as by the > communities of the Hellenes and Arabs of Egypt and All Africa.

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