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Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco

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His GraceEminence, the Right Most Reverend Bishop '''Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco and the West''' is ruling [[bishop]] of the [[Diocese of the West (OCA)|Diocese the the West]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]], as well as the acting Administrator of the Diocese of Alaska.
In March 2004, Archimandrite Benjamin was elected to the episcopacy by the [[Synod]] of Bishops of the OCA and assigned as [[auxiliary bishop]] in the Diocese of the West. His [[consecration of a bishop|consecration]] as Bishop of Berkeley took place at Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Francisco on [[May 1]], 2004. In November 2004, he was arrested for DUI, after which some degree of rehabilitation took place. After the retirement of Abp. Tikhon of San Francisco in 2007, Bp. Benjamin was elected to the [[see]] of San Francisco. He was installed as ruling bishop on [[October 2]], 2007.
The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America elevated Bishop BENJAMIN to the dignity of Archbishop on May 9, 2012.
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