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Two new bishops by Holy Synod of the Patriarchate

GENEVA – The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, with by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presiding at the Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Geneva, elected Archimandrite Smaragdos Karagiannidis, Chancellor of the Metropolis of Chalcedon, Bishop of Daphnousia. The new bishop will serve as assistant to Metropolitan Geron Athanasios of Chalcedon.

Archimandrite Smaragdos has served as presiding priest in in at the Prophet Elias parish of Chrysoupolis, Scutari on the Asiatic side of the Constantinople region.

The Holy Synod also elected Archimandrite Emmanuel Sfiatkos as Bishop of Christoupolis, who will serve as auxiliary Bishop to His Eminence Metropolitan of Germany Avgoustinos. The new Bishop was born on the city of Duisburg, Germany.

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