On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, during his official visit to Cyprus, Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa, had a cordial meeting with the Director of the Foundation “Anastasios G. Leventis”, Charalambos Bakirtzis.
Bakirtzis informed the Patriarch of the recent decision of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, according to which the aforementioned Foundation will undertake the conservation of another series of manuscripts of the Patriarchal Library, thus continuing the excellent cooperation with the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Alexandrian Library, which began years ago with the aim of conserving and promoting the historical treasures that adorn the Library of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.
The meeting was also attended by Nikolaos Bakirtzis, who informed the Patriarch of the beginning of the cooperation between the Cyprus University of Technology and the Patriarchate of Alexandria for the conservation of the antiquities of the Patriarchal Library.
Subsequently, the Patriarch visited the Holy Archdiocese of Cyprus, accompanied by Metropolitan Athanasios of Kyrenia and Bishop Nicodemus of Nitria, Patriarchal Exarch in Cyprus, where they were warmly welcomed by Archbishop Chrysostomos II of New Justiniana and All Cyprus.
The two Primates talked about the prevailing ecclesiastical situation on the African continent, the difficulties, the future projects, the challenges of the missionary work, and other topical ecclesiastical issues. The Archbishop stressed to the Alexandrian Primate his support for the missionary work of the Patriarchate of Alexandria as well as to the work of the Exarchate of the Throne in Cyprus.
For his part, the Patriarch expressed his gratitude to the Church of Cyprus and its Primate for his support and his highly significant contribution to the effort of evangelization of the African populations.
Finally, Patriarch Theodore II visited Frederic University, where he had a meeting with the Director of Administration and Finance, Christoforos Charalambous. Charalambous informed the Patriarch in detail of the educational programs, as well as the possibility of cooperation between the Alexandrian Church and the above-mentioned Higher Educational Institution of Cyprus.