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Petros (Giakoumelos) of Caesarea

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Petros (Giakoumelos)''' is the Elder [[Archbishop]] of [[Archdiocese of Aksum|Aksum]] in northeastern Africa, part of the [[Church of Alexandria]]. His see is in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, with jurisdiction over Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia.
George Giakoumelos, in 1932, was born in Zakynthos. His collegiate level education began with the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens in Greece. He was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] in 1955 and as a [[priest]] in 1956. Fr. Petros continued his education at the Sorbonne, Paris, studying Catechism-Pastoral Theology and Sociology. While attached to the [[Archdiocese]] of Elasson, Fr. Petros served as [[archdeacon]], preacher, and Great [[Chancellor]] of the Throne. In On [[November 30]], 1972, he was elected Archbishop of Askum. During 1996 and 1997, Abp. Petros was appointed also Patriarchal Exarch in the [[Archdiocese of Kenya]] and Irenoupolis.
Abp. Petros speaks French, English, and Italian, in addition to his native language Greek.
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*[ Patriarchate of Alexandria website]
*[ Hierarchs of the Throne - Alexandria]
[[Category: Bishops]]
[[Category:University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]

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