"The third day of Pope Theodoros in Malawi, 17 February 2020
On February 17th, on the occasion of the anniversary of St. Theodore the Great, His Excellency Pope Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and the rest of Africa celebrated his patronage with his Greek Orthodox spiritual sons in the Republic of Malawi.
Accompanied by Metropolitan Daniel Bishop Axum (Abyssinia) and Bishop Of Malawi Mr. Fotos, Thepatriarch of Theodoros, Theodoros, the Pope arrived in the Durante area of Blantyre to inaugurate the Church of St. Catherine.
Durante is one of the poorest areas in the city that accumulates garbage all over the city. This has led to serious diseases such as cholera from the local population, especially young children, due to contaminated groundwater and fumes from burning garbage.
In this environment, the majestic Church of St. Catherine was erected, donated by businessman Dimitriou Bucky, to which Pope Theodoros expressed his gratitude and thanks to the Church of Alexandria.
After the arrival of Theodoros, the pope's glee entered the church and before the start of the Mass, he held the inauguration service of the Church with the help of his companions. This was followed by the Mass, presided over by His Holiness.
The believers there expressed their joy and gratitude to his excellency for the establishment of this Orthodox Church in their deteriorating area.."