On Sunday 21 October 2012 the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Theodoros II, celebrated the consecration of the Church of Saint Andrew in Kananga, Congo. Also celebrating was the Metropolitan of Central Africa, Nikephoros, and the Metropolitan of Pentapoleos, Ignatios.
During his homily, His Beatitude spoke about the vision of the late missionary Fr. Charitonas Pneumatikakis, about the construction of a large Orthodox Church in the region of Kananga, a project which began in 2004 and was completed in 2010 by the then Metropolitan of Central Africa and the current Metropolitan of Pentapoleos Ignatios.
The entire cost of this project was covered by the Missionary Society of Patras “The First-Called” (O Protoklitos).
It’s amazing and heartwarming to notice that Greek people sacrifice much money and effort to help others, -with whom they don’t have any cultural ties,- on their journey to God. Truly Orthodox Christians are one nation.
Hannah Ruth says
Wow! What a beautiful and big church! 🙂