Patriarch Parthenius III of Alexandria

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Parthenius III (30 November 1919 – 23 July 1996) served as the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria between 1986 and 1996.

He was distinguished for his theological knowledge and his manifold activity in the Ecumenical Movement and the Theological Dialogues.

He worked tirelessly for the spread of Orthodox Mission especially in Uganda, where he established the Metropolis of Kampala, and in Kenya.

Patriarch Parthenius III died 23 July 1996 of a heart attack, during his vacations in the Greek islands.


  • "Parthenios III (1986–1996)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
Preceded by
Nicholas VI
Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria
Succeeded by
Peter VII

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