The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria established five new dioceses in Africa
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The Holy Synod of the Church of Alexandria has been convening this week in Alexandria.
During the meeting, chaired by His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on Monday, they decided to establish five new dioceses in Africa: the new Metropolis of Katanga, and the Dioceses of Malawi, Gulu and East Uganda, Toliara and South Madagascar, and Goma and Kisangani.

Archimandrite Theodosius Tsitsivos was elected as the Metropolitan of Katanga, and Archimandrite Daniel Biazis, the secretary of the Holy Synod, was also elected as the new Metropolitan of Aksum.

The new Diocese of Malawi was created by dividing the former Metropolis of Zambia and Malawi. It will be led by Archimandrite Photios (Hadjantoniou), the abbot of St. Sabba’s Monastery in Alexandria, who was born in Nikaia, Attica in 1954.

The newly-established Diocese of Gulu and East Uganda will be led by Archimandrite Sylvester (Kisitou), also from the Monastery of St. Sabba in Alexandria. He was born in Uganda and studied theology in Greece.

The Diocese of Toliara and South Madagascar will be led by Archimandrite Prodromos (Katsoulis), who was born in Sparta, Greece, in 1982.

The bishop for the new Diocese of Goma and Kisangani has not yet been chosen.

The Bishop of Rwanda was raised to the dignity of Metropolitan. The Diocese is currently led by His Grace Bishop Innokentios of Burudi and Rwanda.

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Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France. She taught English before entering the Cistercian Order. She translated and published articles relevant to her interest in Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She moved to the United States in 2001, converted to Orthodoxy in 2008, and married. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. She continued to publish articles, a Cistercian texts anthology, then finally launched her career in literary translation, while teaching French. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

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