The visit of Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi to the Philippine-Vietnamese diocese has begun

On February 3, 2023, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi, arrived in Davao City of the Mindanao Island of the Republic of the Philippines. At the Francisco Bangoy Airport in Davao City, Metropolitan Pavel and representatives of the delegation of the Khanty-Mansiysk diocese were met by the Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), representatives of the Orthodox mission in the Philippines. Metropolitan Pavel is accompanied on his trip by: Secretary of the Khanty-Mansi Diocese Abbot Anthony (Kirpichev), Dean of the Surgut City Deanery of the Khanty-Mansi Diocese Archpriest Anthony Isakov, Dean of the Nizhnevartovsk city deanery of the Khanty-Mansi Diocese Archpriest Sergiy Shevchenko, Priest Oleg Gordeev, Chairman of the Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media Priest Anthony Dolgushin, Hierodeacon Nikodim (Pirkhovsky), President of the Literary Foundation “The Way of Life” Dmitry Mizgulin.

As part of the archpastoral visit to the Republic of the Philippines, visits to parishes in different provinces of the republic are planned. Metropolitan Pavel will visit a number of Orthodox communities on the island of Mindanao, where he will perform divine services and hold a diocesan meeting of the clergy and laity of the Philippine–Vietnamese diocese. A number of ordinations of clerics of the Philippine–Vietnamese Diocese will also take place. Metropolitan Pavel will also visit Tubabao Island (Philippines) where the foundation stone was consecrated at the construction site of the church of St. John, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco. There will also be working meetings of the administrator of the Philippine —Vietnamese diocese with representatives of the state authorities of the cities of the Republic, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of the Philippines M. I. Pavlov and employees of the diplomatic corps of the Russian Federation, representatives of the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church.