The inauguration of the Holy Cathedral of St Dimitrius in Pointe-Noire was held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 by Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa.
Metropolitan Panteleimon of Brazzaville and Gabon, Bishop Theodore of Babylon, and a number of believers participated.
After the inauguration, a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy was held. At the end, the Metropolitan of Brazaville said that “every new Church is the result of faith, effort, pain, anxiety, but above all the fruit of the Grace of the Triune God.”
He also thanked those who helped in the building of the church, and praised the Protopresbyter f. Maximos Oumba, who was commissioned from the outset with the duties of the Vicar General of the Holy Metropolis of Congo-Brazzaville.
In his address, the Primate of the Alexandrian Church expressed his joy for his third visit to Congo-Brazzaville, manifested his admiration for the inaugurated Cathedral, and praised the versatile pastoral, missionary, philanthropic, building and development work that has been carried out in the Holy Metropolis.