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Dimitrios (Zaharengas) of Irinopolis

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Dimitrios (Zaharengas) of Irinopolis is Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Irinopolis, part of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa.


Themistocles Zaharengas was born in Sohos, Thessalonica in 1965. He began his ecclesiastical education at the Education Academy of Thessalonica and continued at the Theological Faculty of the Aristotelian University of Thessalonica. His education was followed by his need to meet his military obligations to the state.

Returning to civilian life in 1989, Themistocles entered the Missionary Monastery of the Archangel Michael-Tharri on Rhodes for which he served as a missionary, from 1992, in Madagascar, India, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. In 1999, he was ordained deacon, followed by ordination to the priesthood. Entering the Church of Alexandria, Fr. Dimitrios was appointed superior of the Holy Church of the Annunciation in Alexandria, Egypt. In addition, he served in the Press Office as Public Relations Manager of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.

Fr. Dimitrios was elected Archbishop of Cameroon on September 16, 2002 and was consecrated by Patriarch Petros VII on October 6, 2002. He was subsequently assigned as Metropolitan of Irinopolis.

Preceded by:
Archbishop of Cameroon
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Metropolitan of Irinopolis
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