New Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria
The Orthodox Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Metropolitan Seraphim (Kykkotis) has been appointed as an ecumenical representative of the Patriarchate of Alexandria on various bodies, including the World Council of Churches (WCC), All-Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and other such bodies. Because these duties will require him to travel a great deal, he has been transferred to the smaller Archdiocese of Zimbabwe.
The Bishop of Ghana, Bishop Damaskinos, has been transferred to the Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Bishop Damaskinos is no stranger to South Africa, as he also served as parish priest in Durban and KwaZulu-Natal, where he opened new mission congregations in various parts of the province.
The Archbishopric of Zimbabwe is also being reduced in size by the creation of new dioceses in Mocambique and Botswana.