Ecumenical Patriarchate elects Metropolital Proussis as new Archbishop of America

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate voted unanimously to appoint Metropolitan of Proussis, Elpidoforo (Lambrianiadis) as the Archbishop of America.

Metropolitan Proussis Elpidophoros, who is a professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, visiting professor at the famous Holy Cross School in Boston and professor at the Holy Trinity in Halki, had been among the forerunners for the succession of Archbishop Demetrius, who was led to resignation by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.