(Basilica.ro) - The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its first autumn session Friday, 28 October 2016, in the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The Holy Synod made the following important decisions for the church life of Orthodox Romanians living in the Americas:
- The Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Canada was established;
- The Romanian Orthodox Metropolis of the Americas was established. The Metropolis will be comprised of: the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the United States of America, and the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Canada;
- The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church proceeded to the election of the diocesan bishop of the newly established Diocese of Canada. Thus, His Grace Ioan Casian was elected Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Canada;
- The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church approved to raise His Eminence Archbishop Nicolae Condrea to the rank of Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of the Americas. The ceremony of investiture will take place Sunday, 30 October 2016, after the Divine Liturgy, at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel will lead the ceremony, in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church.