Czech-Slovak Church builds a school in Tanzania

Prague, February 14, 2024

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Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Bukoba and Western Tanzania of the Patriarchate of Alexandria recently paid a visit to the Archdiocese of Prague of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia as a sign of gratitude.

The Czech-Slovak Church had financed the construction of a primary school at the Church of the Holy Cross in the Kyerwa District of the Kagera Region, reports the Orthodoxia News Agency, and Met. Chrysostomos traveled to the Czech Republic in order to personally thank Archbishop Michael of Prague, Bishop Isaiah of Šumperk, and other friends of the Tanzanian mission.

Photo: Photo: The Orthodox of the Czech Republic got acquainted with the mission in Tanzania through the Orthodox Brotherhood of Foreign Missions of Thessaloniki, which mediated the creation of this project.

During his stay in Prague, Met. Chrysostomos visited the historic Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodios and met with members of the local Greek community, conveying the blessing of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria to all.

“The visit was a pilgrimage and a plea to the great missionaries and illuminators of the Slavs, Sts. Cyril and Methodios, to bless the new mission for the illumination of our African brothers,” said Met. Chrysostomos.

As is the case throughout much of Africa, mass Baptisms are a regular occurrence in the Diocese of Bukoba. Most recently, 60 people were baptized on the feast of Theophany.

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