Greek Orthodox Church Pope confers honour on President Mutharika

Written by  MBC Online

Malawi President Professor  Arthur Peter Mutharika on Thursday hosted the Greek Orthodox Church leader for Alexandria and Africa, His Divine Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch Theodoros 11 at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

APM and Theodoros 11 APM and Theodoros 11

Theodoros 11 was in the country to revive missionary works with a focus on the messages of love, peace, harmony, unity and forgiveness.

During the meeting, Mutharika was conferred upon the highest honour of the Lion of St. Mark, which means the highest honour of patriarchate which is only given to the President.

During the meeting, the Pope described love as a gift and a symbol of patriotism; hence the need for Malawians of different religious affiliations to co-exist.


Greek Orthodox Church has over 300 million followers worldwide and over seven million followers in Africa.


His Beatitude's visit comes barely a week after another visit by Seventh Day Adventist global leader, Elder Ted Wilson.

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