On September 2, 2020, a meeting of the Synod of the Patriarchal Exarchate of South-East Asia was held at the Church of the life-giving Trinity in Ostankino, Moscow, under the chairmanship of the Patriarchal Exarch of South-East Asia, Metropolitan Sergius of Singapore and South-East Asia.
The Synod was attended by Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi and Archbishop Theophan of Korea.
The Synod members expressed their gratitude to his Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church for their attention to the Orthodoxy in Asia, the development of the life of Church communities and the organizations, including the election of the vicar of the diocese of Singapore. The archpastors welcomed the newly ordained Bishop Pitirim of Jakarta, who took part in the Synod meeting at the invitation of the Patriarchal Exarch with the right of advisory vote (according to paragraph 7 of the Internal regulations on the Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia).
During the meeting, a wide range of issues related to the life of the Patriarchal Exarchate were considered.