The Holy Metropolis of Belgium, after the news of the election of His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France to the Holy Elder Metropolis of Chalcedon, expresses its joy for this worthy promotion. His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon, began his priestly career in Belgium, assisting His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon and served in key positions as Chancellor and Assistant Bishop of the Metropolis of Belgium. He is one of the pioneers of the establishment and organization of the Representation Office of the Orthodox Church in the European Union. His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium and Exarch of the Netherlands and Luxembourg and the Holy Clergy under him, wish His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon health and strength in his new mission, and God may bless him and grant him many years. Worthy!