On Thursday, September 9, in the context of his official visit to Cyprus, Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa had a cordial meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulidis, where they discussed all issues concerning the Patriarchate of Alexandria in Africa and its multifaceted activity.
The Patriarch of Alexandria was informed by the Minister for the opening of the Embassy of Cyprus in Addis Ababa and the contribution of the Throne of Alexandria to the temporary housing of the Embassy through Metropolitan Daniel of Axum.
For his part, the Patriarch of Alexandria thanked the Minister for his continuous and practical support to the work of the Patriarchate, such as the recent granting of scholarships to African students, who will be in Cyprus to learn obstetrics in order to directly support the health sector in the areas from which they come from.
Finally, after congratulating the Patriarch of Alexandria on the important charitable and missionary activity of the Patriarchate throughout Africa, the Minister reiterated Cyprus’ firm support for the work of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and their direct cooperation in order to fulfill its high mission.
On the same day, Patriarch Theodore and his entourage visited the “Theological School of the Church of Cyprus”, where they were welcomed by the Director of the School Protopresbyter Fr. Kyprianos Kountouris, with whom the Patriarch had a private meeting.
The Director of the School informed about the way the School operates, the services it offers to the students, and the work that is performed in this university-level Theological Institution.
Afterwards, they exchanged views on the operation of the Theological Academy of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, which is to be established, and will be located in the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of Saint George in old Cairo.
On his part, the Patriarch of Alexandria thanked the Director for the reception and the tour of the School and expressed his satisfaction for the perfect organization of one of the many works of Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus.