It is announced that during the session of today (9 January 2008) the Holy and Sacred Synod proceeded unanimously to the following canonical acts:
(a) has cut from the Holy Metropolis of Hong Kong Singapore and established a New Metropolitanate of the Throne, named Holy Metropolis of Singapore with jurisdiction over the countries India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives Islands, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
(b) Filled the Holy Metropolis of Hong Kong with the unanimously election of V. Rev. Archimandrite Nectarios Tsilis. This Holy Metropolitanate will cover from now on the countries: People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Philippine Islands, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
(c) Elected unanimously as vice-bishop next to His Eminence Metropolitan of Erinoupolis Constantinos of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, V. Rev. Archimandrite Daniel Zelinsky, under the honorary title of the old Episcopate of Pamfilos.
In the Patriarchate, 9 January 2008
From the Top Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod.