The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Italy and Malta (Italian: Conferenza episcopale ortodossa d'Italia e Malta, CEOIM) consists of all the active Orthodox bishops serving Italy, Malta, and San Marino, and representing multiple jurisdictions. It is not, properly speaking, a synod. It is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."


The assembly began when delegates from the 14 autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches met at the Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Switzerland, on June 6–12, 2009.[1] At that time, the conference decided to sanction the establishment of episcopal assemblies in 12 regions of the so-called Eastern Orthodox diaspora which are beyond the boundaries of the autocephalous churches. Such assemblies have the authority to propose future administrative structures for the Church in their respective regions.


The current jurisdictions in the region include the following, ordered according to diptych:[2]

See also


  1. ^ "The Orthodox Diaspora". Retrieved 2024-01-16.
  2. ^ "Le Chiese Ortodosse e Antico-Orientali". (in Italian). Retrieved 2024-01-19.