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African King baptised Orthodox Christian at Mount Athos (vid)

It is not often you come across an African King dressed in his traditional tribal attire roaming the paths of Mount Athos in Greece. It is even rarer to see that same King converting to Orthodox Christianity.

One of the African Kings from the Ivory Coast (Tribal King Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais of the Krou chieftains in Côte d’Ivoire) was received into the Orthodox Church by the name David in 218. The King was baptised at the Holy Monastic Republic of Mount Athos. The King traveled to the Holy Mountain in the region of Macedonia, and was baptised by the Orthodox monks.


King Tchiffi Zie Jean Gervais serves as the Permanent Secretary General of the Forum of Kings, Princes, Sheiks and Traditional Leaders of Africa, which was established in August 2008 in Benghazi, Libya, and is headquartered in Sirte, Libya, according to Afrika247.

He is also Prime Chancellor of the United Kingdoms of Africa, a “non-political, social development advocacy platform which functions in support of Presidency and National Government, institutions and peoples to support the National Development Plans.”


Orthodox Christian work in Guatemala through the eyes of two US Greeks

In early May, well-known Greek businessman and co-owner of the Bareburger restaurant chain, Michalis Pitsinos, and internationally acclaimed Greek photographer, Kostas Pigadas, traveled to Guatemala in response to the invitation of the Metropolitan of Mexico, Central America, Cuba and the Caribbean, His Eminence Athenagoras on the occasion of the inauguration of the new church in the country.

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