Archbishop Anastasios of Albania

Archbishop Anastasios of Albania

Archbishop Dr Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania (* November 4, 1929 in Piraeus, Greece) (born Anastasios Giannoulatos; Albanian: "Anastas Janullatos"; Greek: "Αναστάσιος Γιαννουλάτος"), Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, is the Head of the Holy Synod of the Albanian Orthodox Church.In 1996 elected as the President of the World Council of Churches. He is referred to by followers as "His Beatitude". Studied Law and Theology in Athens in 1978 he failed to be elected as Metropolitan Bishop of Peiraus and he received the Titular Bishopric of Androusa instead. In 1992 following the fall of the Communist government he was appointed Archbishop of the newly established Albanian Church by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

External links

* [ Official Site of the Albanian Orthodox Church]
* [ Albanian Orthodox Library]
* [ WCC bio]
* [ Jim Forest: The Resurrection of the Church of Albania]
* [ Saint Pachomius Library: Anastasios (Yannoulatos), Archbishop of Albania]

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