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|His Beatitude the Most Reverend|
|Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland|
|Province||Church of Finland|
|Other||Metropolitan of Helsinki|
4 June 1948|
Pielavesi in eastern Finland
His Beatitude the Most Reverend Archbishop Leo (Makkonen) of Karelia and All Finland, primate of the Church of Finland, was born in Pielavesi in eastern Finland on June 4, 1948. After completing studies in 1972 at the Kuopio Orthodox Seminary, he was ordained deacon on July 20, 1973, and priest two days later.
He was consecrated Bishop of Joensuu on February 25, 1979, then served as Metropolitan of Oulu from 1980 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001 he served as Metropolitan of Helsinki, before taking up his post as Archbishop of Karelia in 2001.
From 1979 to 1994 he served as chair of the Fellowship of Saints Sergius and Herman.
|Archbishop of Karelia and all Finland|