THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Press Release (17.12.2010).

It is hereby announced that the Hierarchs of the Throne in our City gathered for an extraordinary session today, December 17, 2010, and revisited the issue which has arisen at the Patriarchal and Stravropegial Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou in Astoria, New York, unanimously arriving at the decision to suspend indefinitely both Metropolitan Paisios of Tyana, former Abbot of the Monastery, and Bishop Vikentios of Apameia, its former Deputy Abbot, from every clerical function.

At the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the 17th of December 2010

From the Chief Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod