Archimandrite Jean Renneteau elected bishop of Charioupolis

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On 13 February 2015, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the proposal of His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew unanimously elected the very reverend Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne, Jean (Renneteau) as bishop of Charioupolis as auxiliary bishop to the Patriarch.

The new bishop will be at the disposal of the Exarchate of Churches of the Russian Tradition in western Europe, to attend to their pastoral needs.

Born in Bordeaux in 1942, Father Jean (Renneteau) Studied at the St Sergius Theological Institute in Paris and was a disciple of Father Sophrony (Sakharov) He was ordained priest in 1974 by Archbishop George (Tarassov), and for a long time was responsible for the
television programme 'Orthodoxy' on France 2.  Following this he became parish priest of the French speaking parish of St. Catherine and the Holy Trinity in Chamb├ęsy, Geneva, where he served for forty years.