|Metropolitan of Gjirokastër|
|Church||Greek Orthodox Church, Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania|
Korçë, Manastir Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
|Died||24 May 1969
Panteleimon Kotokos (Greek: Παντελεήμων Κοτόκος Αργυροκάστρου; 1890–1969) was a Greek Orthodox metropolitan bishop of Gjirokastër (1937–1941) and a member of the exiled Northern Epirus lobby after the end of World War II.
Panteleimon Kotokos was born in Korçë, in the Manastir Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire (present-day southern Albania) (Northern Epirus) at 1860. After he finished middle level education in his home place he was accepted in the Theological School of Halki, in Istanbul (Constantinople). For several years he worked as a high school theology teacher. He also acquired a degree in law science at the University of Athens.
After an agreement with the Albanian authorities, in 1937, the Ecumenical Patriarchate chose a number of highly educated religious personalities for key position in the recently declared as autocephalous, Orthodox Church of Albania. Among them were Panteleimon Kotokos as metropolitan of Gjirokastër and Eulogios Kourilas, as metropolitan of Korçë. When the communist regime of Enver Hoxha came to power in Albania (1945), he was declared 'enemy of the state' and was expelled from the country. He fled to Greece where together with Eulohios Kourilas became the heads of the Northern Epirus Central Committee. On November 18, 1945, he managed to organize a massive demonstration in Athens, where 150,000 people participated. The following years he became active as a member of the exiled Northern Epirus lobby propagating discrimination of the Greek minority by the Communist regime of Albania.
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