On the same day, 17th October 2012, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa visited large businesses belonging to Greeks in the city of Lubumbashi, and prayed for their continued progress and productive operation.

     He then paid a courtesy visit to the Greek Consulate in the city and discussed issued regarding the Greek community with the Honourable Mr Gerasimos Dounis, the Honourary Consul.

     In the evening he officiated at the Vespers at the Holy Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos of the Hellenic Community of Lubumbashi, prior to the completion of which he awarded honourary distinctions to the Chairman of the Hellenic Community Mr George Psarommatis, the Honourary Consul of Greece Mr Gerasimos Douns and the teacher Mrs. Zafeirria Derembei.