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Petros (Giakoumelos) of Caesarea

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Petros (Giakoumelos) of Aksum''' is the [[Archbishop]] of the [[Archdiocese of Aksum|Aksum]] in northeastern Africa, part of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] . His see is in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, with jurisdiction over Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and All AfricaSomalia.
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 Theologyand Sociology. While attached to the [[Archdiocese]] of Elasson, Fr. Petros served as [[archdeacon]], preacher, and Great Chancellor of the Throne. In 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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