Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria was welcomed to Tanzania yesterday afternoon by Patriarchal Vicar, Archim. Chrysostomos Maidonis, Bishop Agathonikos of Arusha, members of the Episcopal Council and priests of the region.
He was accompanied to the border of Uganda by Metropolitan Makarios of Nairobi, Bishop Sylvester of Gulu and Eastern Uganda, clergymen, MPs accompanied by state security escort and Archim. Elpidophforos.
The Patriarch and his entourage were pleased with the reception prepared by the Christians and above all the youth with dances, songs and gifts.
The Christians warmly welcomed the Patriarch holding flags of the Patriarchate and wearing T-shirts with the face of the Patriarch.
Early in the evening, the Patriarch arrived in Bukomba, where the priests, their spouses, the nuns and the seminarians of the Theological Seminary “Luke the Evangelist” were waiting for him at the hotel.
Immediately the Patriarch attended the dinner with the priests and their spouses.
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