EP: We Haven’t Omitted Polish Hierarchs on Purpose

April 15, 2010

In a response to the information about the omission of the hierarchy of the Brazilian diocese of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church to the Episcopal Assembly of the Orthodox Bishops of South America, chancery of metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico stated that it was not intentional. Father Peter DiLeo-Vulic explained that this was caused by a lack of accurate information about the Polish Orthodox diocese in Brazil.

Father DiLeo-Vulic stressed that metropolitan Athenagoras, who was responsible for organizing the meeting, made every effort to ensure that all the bishops from South America learned about the meeting. He added that this situation highlights the need for these meetings, because the coexistence in the same territory of a dozen noncanonical and canonical Orthodox jurisdiction causes such a confusion.

Source: http://www.cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=ang

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reg April 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm

According to the Regulations for Episcopal Assemblies approved by all 14 of the universally recognized Autocephalous Orthodox Churches in the world the world is divided into 12 regions:

3. The regions in which Episcopal Assemblies will be created in a first stage are:

i. North America and Central America.
ii. South America.
iii. Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.
iv. Great Britain and Ireland.
v. France.
vi. Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg.
vii. Austria.
viii. Italy and Malta.
ix. Switzerland and Lichtenstein.
x. Germany.
xi. Scandinavian countries (except Finland).
xii. Spain and Portugal.
Mexico is part of Region 1 (North America and Central
The Presiding hierarch for the Episcopal Assembly for Region 1 is
Archbishop Demetrios of New York — not Metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico. So this prooves that Fr. peter DiLeo is wrong in in his claims that metropolitan Athenagoras will be extending the invitations.

Micha? Kalina May 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Brazil is in South America, not in the North one.

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