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Petros (Giakoumelos) of Caesarea

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Life
With the repose of the [[Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|Patriarch Petros VII]] (1997–2004) on September 11, 2004, Abp. Petros served as vicar of the Patriarchal Throne until the enthronement of the current [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Patriarch Theodoros II]] on October 24, 2004. On [[October 27]], Theodoros awarded him the title of Gerontos (Elder) and sent him as Exarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria to the [[Church of Greece]] in Athens in the age of 72.
On [[November 26]], 2018, Elder Petros resigned as Archbishop of Aksum after 39 years and was elected titular Archbishop of Caesarea in Mauritania. His Eminence reposed in the Lord in the Hospital of Voulas, Athens, on [[November 24]], 2020, in the age of 88. His funeral was held two days after in the Church of Panagia Marmariotissis in Chalandri, Athens, where he was buried by the Most Reverend Archbishop [[Emmanuel (Kiagias) of Ptolemais|Emmanuel of Ptolemais]]. Patriarch Theodoros performed a Trisagion for his repose in Kenya.
Elder Petros spoke French, English, and Italian, in addition to his native language Greek. By the time of his repose, Archbishop Petros was the longest-serving living hierarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria. He served a total of 46 years as bishop.
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