The ecumenical patriarchate has elected a new metropolitan in Chicago. On 02/07/18 Fr. Nathanael Symeonides was elected in Constantinople. This is reported by the ecumenical patriarchate.
Fr. Nathanael Symeonides was born in Thessaloniki and gratuaded at the Hellenic College. He completed the study of theology at the holy cross school which is held by the greek-orthodox church. He also holds a doctorade in theology and a master’s degree in public health. Fr. Nathanael was a diacon under Bischop Demetrios and managed several churches in New York City. (ar)