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Proterios (Pavlopoulos) of Diospolis

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His Eminence '''Proterios (Pavlopoulos) of Diospolis''' is ({{Lang-el|Προτέριος Παυλόπουλος}}; 28 July 1946 – 20 October 2021) was a retired hierarch of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa.
Stylianos Pavlopoulos was born in 1946 in Koronos, Naxos. His collegiate level education was at the Higher Faculty of the University of Athens. His post graduate education continued at Durham University in England.
Stylianos was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] and [[priest]] in 1972, by His Eminence Methodios of Aksum. Over the following years Fr. Proterios served in a number of countries including Ethiopia, Malta, Great Britain, South Africa, and Greece in various positions including [[chancellor]] and hierarchal vicar.
He was elected, on [[February 22]], 2001, Archbishop Metropolitan of the new Archdiocese Metropolis of Dar Es Salaam in eastern Tanzania by the [[Holy Synod]]. He was consecrated on [[March 3]], 2001. On [[October 27]], 2004 to the [[see]] of Archbishop Metropolis of Ptolemais. On November 26, 2014, His Eminence retired from active service, being appointed titular Archbishop Metropolitan of Diospolis. Metropolitan Proterios rested in the Lord on [[October 20]], 2021. == External links ==*[ Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese website]
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before=[[Philemon (Agiannanitis) of Kavasos|Philemon (Agiannanitis)]]|
title=[[Archdiocese Metropolis of Irinoupolis|Archbishop Metropolitan of Irinoupolis]]|
after=[[Dimitrios (Zaharengas) of Irinoupolis|Dimitrios (Zaharengas)]]}}
before=Anthimos (Rosmaris)|
title=[[Archdiocese Metropolis of Ptolemais|Archbishop Metropolitan of Ptolemais]]|
after=[[Emmanuel (Kiagias) of Ptolemais|Emmanuel (Kiagias)]]}}
title=Archbishop Metropolitan of Diospolis|years=2014–Present2014–2021|
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*[ Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese website]
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[[Category: University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]