His Eminence Metropolitan Leo
The Metropolitan of Novgorod and Starorus
In different years of his service at the Russian Orthodox Church, His Eminence served in the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, then as a senior priest in the Cathedral in the city of Viborg. Later he was elevated to the rank of bishop and continued his activity in the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
On July 20 1990 he was appointed bishop of Novgorod and Starorus, in 1995 elevated to the rank of archbishop.
In 2012 archbishop Leo was elevated by His Holiness Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, to the rank of Metropolitan and was appointed head of Novgorod Metropolia.