1. For a
serious reason, with the consent of the synod of
the patriarchal Church and having consulted the Apostolic See, the patriarch
can establish provinces and eparchies,
their boundaries, unite, divide, suppress, and modify
hierarchical status and transfer the eparchial see. 2.
consent of the synod of bishops of the patriarchal
patriarch is competent: (1) to give to an eparchial
coadjutor bishop or auxiliary bishop, observing cann.
181, 1 and
182-187 and 212; (2) for a grave reason, to transfer
metropolitan, eparchial bishop or titular bishop to another
eparchial or titular see; if the bishop refuses,
of bishops of the patriarchal Church is to resolve the
defer it to the Roman Pontiff. 3. With the consent
permanent synod, the patriarch can erect, modify and suppress exarchies. 4. The
patriarch is to notify the Apostolic
these decisions as soon as possible.