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Christoforos (Knitis) of Australia and New Zealand

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His Eminence '''Christoforos (Knitis)''' was the first [[Metropolitan]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia|Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Australia and New Zealand]].
On taking over responsibility for diasporic Greeks from the [[Church of Greece]], the [[Church of Constantinople]] elected to make a new metropolis for Australia and New Zealand in March 1924. Metropolitan Christoforos was transferred from the [[Metropolis of Serres and Nigrita|Metropolis of Serres]] to the Metropolis of Australia and New Zealand. He led the new Metropolis for five years and, amidst some scandal, retired to his island of birth, Samos, Greece, in 1929.
He was, in 1931, succeeded by Metropolitan [[Timotheos (Evangelinidis) of Rhodes|Timotheos]]. Metropolitan Christoforos reposed on [[August 7]], 1959.
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