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Andrew (Vujisić)

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The Rt. Rev. Dr. '''Andrew Vujisić''', ''légalement'', Dr. '''Zoran Vujisić''', FRAS, FRSA, FRSPH, MRSNZ, MRSSAf, CFT, is was an [[Archimandrite]] of the [[Greek Orthodox]] Archdiocese of Mexico, Central America and the Islands of the Caribbean and Archiepiscopal Vicar with responsibility for the General Secretariat for Pan-Orthodox Ministries.
In 2017, he and his parish left the Orthodox Church to be an Eastern Rite Catholic parish[]. == '''Early Life''' ==
Zoran Vujisić, the first child of the late Vojislav and Sofija Vujisić (née Jovović), was born on [[January 30]], 1957, and is a Montenegrin of the Moračani clan. He lived in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia until he was 12 years old. In 1969, his family moved to West Germany, where he lived for two years, before immigrating to Australia in 1971. He completed his secondary education in Greater Western Sydney. He is fluent in English, German, Montenegrin, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish.
===Election to the Episcopacy===
On [[September 29]], 2009, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate unanimously elected Dr. Vujisić as Bishop of Tralles. The Patriarchal announcement of his election was cited by the official election notice of the Archdiocese of Mexico, which was published worldwide. It references the growing number of Orthodox immigrants in Latin American countries in need of pastoral care, and states that the Bishop-elect would assume the responsibility of establishing and administering Pan-Orthodox communities wherever necessary. Regarding the news of Dr. Vujisić’s election to the episcopacy, Metr. Hilarion (Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia) writes to Metr. Athenagoros: “Throughout the years,…Bishop-Elect Andrew has earned and enjoyed an unblemished reputation as being a model of true godliness and eminent piety, which is indeed evident to all those who meet him. His life has been marked by self-sacrifice and hard work….”. Metr. Amfilohije (of the [[Serbian Orthodox Church]]) writes: “With joy have I received the news of the consecration of His Grace, Bishop-Elect Andrew (Vujisić) to the Episcopacy by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople… We attest that His Grace has served with me in Montenegro and Australia, and has also served with other Bishops of the [[Serbian Orthodox Church]] on numerous occasions and that we know… [of his unassailable character] personally…”. On [[December 13]], 2009, after personal discussions with His All Holiness, Patriarch [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew I]], in Constantinople, Dr. Vujisić submitted a petition to the [[Holy Synod]] requesting that his consecration be temporarily postponed(it would later be declined). His petition was accepted, but two weeks later, upon the insistence of Metr. Athenagoros, he was elevated to the rank of Archiepiscopal Vicar of the General Secretariat for Pan-Orthodox Ministries. As Archiepiscopal Vicar, he was responsible for the reception into the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the 527,000 members of the former Orthodox Catholic Church of Guatemala in January 2010.
==Life as an Educator==
Dr. Vujisić is also currently working on several projects, including (a) The Ecumenical Patriarchate as a Subject of International Law, (b) The Impact of Orthodox Neptic-Psychotherapeutic Treatment on Depressive Symptomatology, Electroencephalograph Asymmetry, and Regional Serotonin Transporter (5-Hydroxytryptamine) Binding, (c) Assessment of the Impact of Religious Psychotherapeutic Methodologies on Mental Health, Worldview, and Self-Actualization, (d) The Petrović-Njegoš Dynasty, and (e) The Orthodox Montenegrin Identity.
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* [ A Short Biography of the Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Andrew (Vujisic)]. Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos/St. Spyridon’s Orthodox Church (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico ([[Church of Constantinople|EP]])).
* [ PRESS RELEASE]. General Secretariat for Pan-Orthodox Ministries. From the Office of the Holy Metropolis, Mexico City, April 7, 2010.
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