His Grace '''John (Bērziņš)''' (Latvian: Jānis (Bērziņš), Russian: Иоанн (Берзинь)) is [[Bishop]] of Caracas, Venezuela, and administrator of the [[diocese]] of South America for the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]] (ROCOR).
His Grace was born Pēteris Bērziņš on [[March 16]], 1957, in Cooma, Australia, of [[Church of Latvia|Latvian Orthodox]] refugees, Leonid (1921-1996) and Margarita (b. 1924) Bērziņš. He grew up in Cooma and graduated with a philological degree from the Australian National University. [[Vladyka]] John is fluent in ancient Greek and Latin.