After years of civil war, the peace in Libya has been restored and the Orthodox churches in the North African country are about to reopen and operate.
Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa announced that the churches in Libya would reopen soon, during the meeting he had on Saturday with the Minister of Tourism of Greece, Charry Theocharis, in Cairo.
The Patriarch warmly welcomed the forthcoming visit of the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to Libya, while also announcing the return of Metropolitan Theophylaktos of Tripoli.
More specifically, for the visit of Mitsotakis, which will take place next Tuesday, April 6, the Primate of the Patriarchate of Alexandria estimated that he would give the message of peace with many recipients, that “the Mediterranean will always be a sea and a place of peace and prosperity.”
Patriarch Theodore pointed out: “Libya is a neighboring country of Egypt, which is under the intellectual jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.” “The Metropolitan of Tripoli,” he said, “is already preparing to go there again.
Our churches in Tripoli and in Benghazi, our Embassy and consulates will be present in this country that will play a major role in the future for the reconciliation of peoples.”