Pope Beatitude Theodoros II of the Orthodox Church has commended President Rupiah Banda and his administration for putting in place prudent economic measures aimed at addressing the problems the country was faced with.

Pope Beatitude Theodoros II expressed satisfaction with the leadership of President Banda and pledged that the Orthodox community will closely work with the Zambian government in ensuring that economic development was attained in the country.

He was speaking today when he arrived in the country to hold various festivities with the orthodox community residing in Zambia.

Pope Beatitude Theodoros II, who is also Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt and All Africa, arrived in the country at about 14:15 hours Zambian time.

He was received at Lusaka’s International Airport by officials from Foreign Affairs, Egyptian Ambassador to Zambia and Priests from the Orthodox Church.

Pope Beatitude Theodoros II is also expected to hold high level discussions with priests from the Orthodox Church and inaugurate projects that are implemented by the Orthodox community in Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces respectively.

Pope Beatitude Theodoros II last visited Zambia in 1994.

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  1. Am not aware of this pope, very confusing are there some muntu’s who go to his church?

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  2. Greetings from Orthodox Christian Greece to all people of Zambia ! Christ is Risen ! Orthodox Christian Church is the Ancient Faith, the Historical Church, the Ancient Church. The Holy Bible was ( and is ) in ancient greek language. edited

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  3. Woman of substance you are very correct lol. Why can’t these people just send money or their representatives amapope yapaka mwe monga ni inswa. All we need is God’s holy bible new and old testament preached to us nothing less nothing more. We are now awake.

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  4. He is the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa. The Orthodox church, the orthodox christian mission built new schools in Zambia and center for orphans. Look the news in greek language about his visit and tranaslate.

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  5. If someone wants to know more about Orthodox Christian Faith and Orthodox Christian Church, he could find many Orthodox theological things from google – internet. The Orthodox Chruch was a Church from 33 A.C and today has 300.000.000 faithfulls ( Orthodox Christians ) all over the world and many Patriarchates, for example the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, Egypt and all Africa, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem ( the Holy Land ) etc. These are the ancient Patriarchate of the Church.

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  6. This is probably what is called a pastoral visit. This patriarch is considered the spiritual father for all the Greek Orthodox believers in Africa. What kind of father would he be to them if he never went to visit them? He has to maintain a relationship with them, like any father. Also, it is a special time right now, being so soon after the Orthodox Christian Easter. He has to be diplomatic to the people in charge of the government, and anyway, he is a Christian man, who (hopefully) treats other people with love, not with judgment. This is why, maybe, he speaks well of the government. But his main concern is for the well being of his church.

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