African king baptized on Mt. Athos (Updated)

Mt. Athos, June 6, 2018

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An African king traveled to Holy Mt. Athos recently to be baptized into the holy Orthodox Church.

It was initially reported by the Union of Orthodox Journalists only that an African king was baptized by Hieromonk Dionysius of Koutloumousiou Monatery with the Christian name of David.

The king was subsequently identified as Tribal King Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais of the Krou chieftains in Côte d’Ivoire.

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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 was established in August 2008 in Benghazi, Libya, and is headquartered in Sirte, Libya, according to Afrika247.

He is also Prime Chancelor 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.”

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Updated 6/8/18

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