Orthodox Mission in Sierra Leone
The Archdiocese of Conakry and Guinea is a diocese under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Its territory includes the parishes and missions located in the countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal, and Cape Verde.
As in most sub-saharan Africa, Christianity came late to Sierra Leone. During the last decades of the eighteenth century freed slaves, who had been introduced to Christianity by their owners in North America and the West Indies, returned to the area that is now Sierra Leone, an area that has had a Muslim presence from at least the sixteenth century.
Missionary efforts by the Church of Alexandria in West Africa began in 1983. In 1997, the Diocese of Ghana was established with jurisdiction over much of West Africa including Sierra Leone
The Orthodox Church of Jesus Christ (Greek Orthodox) has joined other religious denominations in establishing a branch since 2008 in Sierra Leone.

Archimandrite Themistocles (Adamopoulos), head of the Orthodox mission in Sierra Leone, one of the west African countries
The church has flourished over the centuries in North Africa where some of the greatest names and events of Christian history were written and has spread into sub Saharan region where it has also played a role in post colonial national construction, most evident in Kenya and the DRC. It has also become present in parts of West Africa including Nigeria and Ghana.

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