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The Right Reverend [[Archimandrite]] Dr. '''Andrew (Vujisić)''', [[w:Master of Education|M.A.Ed.]], [[w:Doctor of Ministry|D. Min.]], Ph.D., [[w:Doctor of Theology|Th.D.]], is the [[bishop]]-elect of Tralles, with the responsibility of establishing and administering pan-Orthodox communities in [[Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Venezuela, and the Caribbean Islands|Central America, South America, and the Caribbean ]] for the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. As [[Protosyngellos|Archiepiscopal Vicar]], he was responsible for the reception into the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Orthodox Catholic Church of Guatemala (OCCG) in January 2010.<ref group="note">In announcing this exciting development, His Eminence Metropolitan [[Athenagoras (Aneste) of Panama|Athenagoras (Aneste) of Mexico]] expressed his great pleasure in welcoming the OCCG which was received in its entirety, including their former clergy, seminarians, lay ministers, catechists and affiliated membership into the canonical family of the [[Orthodox Church]]. Following their official reception, the leaders of OCCG, Messrs. [[Andrew Girón]] and [[Michael Castellanos]] traveled to Mexico City where on the weekend of March 19-21, 2010, they were ordained to the Holy Priesthood, receiving the title of [[Archimandrite]]. The OCCG has an approximate membership of 527,000 faithful and catechumens, overwhelmingly indigenous, with 334 churches in Guatemala and southern Mexico, with 12 (formerly OCCG) clergymen and 14 seminarians, who are assisted in their pastoral ministry by 250 lay ministers and 380 catechists. (''[http://www.secretariat.orthodoxtheologicalinstitute.org/index.php?option=com_lyftenbloggie&view=lyftenbloggie&category=secretariat%20news&Itemid=50 PRESS RELEASE].'' '''General Secretariat for Pan-Orthodox Ministries'''. FROM THE OFFICE OF THE HOLY METROPOLIS, Mexico City, April 7th 2010.)</ref>
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