On the morning of Holy Saturday, 15th April 2017, His Grace Panteleimon Bishop of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon, baptised sixty-five natives of all ages, coming from the three Parish Communities of Pointe-Noire, in the outdoor baptistery in the Cathedral of St Dimitrios which is still under construction in the city.
Immediately thereafter he departed by air for the capital Brazzaville, where he baptized another 12 people in the baptistery of the Parish Church of the Resurrection of the Lord.
Addressing all the newly-made Christians, His Grace spoke about the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and the Orthodox faith. He also expressed the joy of the local Church on their enrollment into it, urging them all to become faithful, pious and honourable members of the Church.
The Bishop remained in the Congo capital for the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord in the Parish Community of the same name.