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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.
==Life==
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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==SourceSources==
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria website]
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/oldsite/administration/hierEN.htm Hierarchs of the Throne - Alexandria]
[[Category: Bishops]]
[[Category:University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]
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