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Archbishop of America Demetrios has resigned, after the meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Archbishop Demetrios had served for 20 years, since 1999, the Orthodox Church of America, when he succeeded the former Archbishop Spyridon.
In the relevant announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, it is stated that the Archbishop’s resignation shall be discussed at the Holy Synod of May 9.
Earlier, Ecumenical Patriarch welcomed the Archbishop Elder Demetrios of America, and romfea.news noted that this was going to be an extremely important meeting between the two Hierarchs, as it was estimated that US Archbishop’s visit is taking place having as background the discussions on the decision of Bartholomew to request the resignation of Demetrios.
It is reminded that Ecumenical Patriarch had twice called on the 90-year-old Demetrios to resign but the latter had resisted.