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Metropolitan of Tripoli was elevated to position of first Hierarch of Patriarchate of Alexandria

From February 15 to 17, the Holy Synod of the Hierarchs of the Patriarchate of Alexandria meets in Cairo, Egypt, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa.

On Thursday morning, 15 February 2024, significant proceedings unfolded as the Holy Synod conducted elections and reassignments for 13 Metropolitans and Bishops across various provinces of Africa. Notably, three African clergymen were among those elected.

An exceptional moment arose with the election of His Eminence Metropolitan Theofylaktos of Tripoli, who was conferred the esteemed title of “Elder of Caesarea” and appointed as the first Hierarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa after the Patriarch.

Upon learning of this historic event, Metropolitan Georgios of Kitros, Katerini, and Platamon promptly reached out to Metropolitan Theofylaktos, who is from Katerini, to extend his heartfelt congratulations and convey the wishes of the clergy and faithful.

In a statement, Metropolitan Georgios expressed, “It is a profound honour for Pieria to witness the elevation of our esteemed Metropolitan Theophylaktos to the esteemed position of First Hierarch within the ancient and missionary Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. We extend our heartfelt wishes for many fruitful years in your new role! Many Years O Master”

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