His Holiness led the divine Liturgy at St. Mark's Cathedral

On Sunday, June 9, His Holiness led the divine Liturgy at St. Mark's Cathedral, Abbasiyya, in the presence of the metropolitans and bishops of the holy Synod, and elevated to the rank of metropolitan:
- H.E. Metropolitan Antonious Markos of South Africa

and ordained the following bishops:
- H.G. Bishop Mettaous of St. Mary’s Monastery in the Eastern Mountain, Akhmim
- H.G. Bishop Theophilus of Manfalout, Assyout
- H.G. Bishop Elarion of the Red Sea Governorate
- H.G. Bishop Boulos of Ottawa, Montreal & East Canada