Paris, August 2, 2013
|St. Alexander Nevsky Church, Rue Daru, Paris.|
The communique published with the results of the meeting states that the council has approved the list of candidates who will take part in the elections of the new Archbishop of Eucarpia head of the Russian Archbishopric of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. It includes: Archimandrite Grigorios (Papathomas), Archimandrite Job (Gecha), and Archimandrite Simeon (Kossek).
The fact that among the candidates on the post of the Head of the Russian Archbishopric there are no clergymen who are Russian in origin, is very noticeable.
The list of candidates will be submitted to the Patriarchate of Constantinople for its approval by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople and the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople; after that it will be submitted to the vote at the Extraordinary General Assembly that will take place on November 1-2, 2013, which will be followed by the Ordinary General Assembly.