On February 19-25, 2020, the Administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi will pay archpastoral visit to the Republic of the Philippines. His Eminence will attend the parishes in Manila, Davao, Arakan, Makalangot, Kinabalan, Banat, General Santos and Alabel; 5 deacon ordinations being in schedule.
On February 21, Metropolitan Pavel will celebrate the divine Liturgy in the parish of St. Matrona of Moscow in Davao city. On February 22, a diocesan meeting is scheduled in Arakan with the participation of the clergy of the diocese. On February 23, in Makalangot, the Administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese will celebrate the divine Liturgy and blessing of the newly built church in honor of the venerable Seraphim of Sarov. On the same day, the blessing of the foundation stone of the future temple will take place in Kinabalan. On February 24, the divine Liturgy will be celebrated in the parish of St. Isidore of Rostov in Alabel. On February 25, in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Archpastor will lead the festal divine Liturgy in the parish of the lveron icon of the Mother of God.
As well, during his visit his Eminence will hold working meetings with municipal authorities and Russian diplomats.
Reference: by the decision Of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church of August 30, 2019 (journal # 97), his Grace Metropolitan Pavel of Khanty-Mansi and Surgut, in addition to the present obedience, was entrusted to rule the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese of the Patriarchal Exarchate of South-East Asia with the title “Metropolitan of Manila and Hanoi” within this diocese.
The Philippine-Vietnamese diocese was established by the decision of the Holy Synod of February 26, 2019 (journal # 8) within the Republic of the Philippines and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, with the title of diocesan Bishop “of Manila and Hanoi”. It is included in the Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia.