Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria called the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church “jackals and bears from the North,” romalewfronimati.blogspot.com writes.
On February 20, 2022, during the ordination of the new Bishop Chrysostom of Bukoba, Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa spoke about “pseudo-brothers from the North” who, “dressed in an Orthodox cloak, invade Africa.”
He said, Bishop Chrysostomos “filled the ranks of the Alexandrian hierarchy at a time when our patriarchy is being attacked by false brothers from the North.”
“Unfortunately, bears and jackals from the North, whom we Greeks Christianized, come in Orthodox attire “to steal and destroy” (John 10, 10),” said Patriarch Theodore. On February 14 he called the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, “beloved brother and fellow servant in Christ.”
The head of the Church of Alexandria assured that “together with other bishops” he would “resist the invasion and church “colonialism”” of the Russian Orthodox Church, which violates sacred rules and wants to “destroy what the Patriarchate of Alexandria has been building hardly for 2000 years.”
The ordination of the new bishop took place on February 20, 2022.