Stylianos Pavlopoulos was born in 1946 in Koronos, Naxos. His collegiate level education was at the Higher Faculty of the University of Athens. His post graduate education continued at Durham University in England.
Stylianos was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] and [[priest]] in 1972, by His Eminence Methodios of Aksum. Over the following years Fr. Proterios served in a number of countries including Ethiopia, Malta, Great Britain, South Africa, and Greece in various positions including chancellor and hierarchal vicar.
He was elected, on [[February 22]], 2001, Archbishop of the new Archdiocese of Dar Es Salaam in eastern Tanzania by the [[Holy Synod]]. He was consecrated on [[March 3]], 2001. On [[October 27]], 2004 to the [[see]] of Metropolitan of Ptolemais,