Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Dimitrios Ploumis becomes new Metropolitan of France

    On the first day of the meeting chaired by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the members of the Holy Synod elected the new Metropolitan.

    That’s according to Orthodox Times.

    Archimandrite Dimitrios Ploumis, who is now the new Metropolitan of France, previously headed the Church of the Annunciation in Marseille.

    Other candidates were Archimandrites Meliton Bellos and Nektarios Pokkias.

    The ordination of the newly-elected Metropolitan would be held in the Patriarchal Church next Sunday, July 25, 2021.

    “The Holy and Sacred Synod convened today, July 20, 2021, and was chaired by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, at whose suggestion the vacant Holy Metropolis of France was filled following the unanimous election of Archimandrite Dimitrios Ploumis, Hierarchical Head of the historic Greek Orthodox Community of the Dormition of the Theotokos of Marseilles and Head of the Hierarchical Region of Southern France,” the Ecumenical Patriarchate said in a statement.