05 October 2013, Cairo: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II has established a new diocese called the Diocese of New York and New England. His Grace Bishop David will be the Diocesan Bishop of this new diocese. It includes the states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Bishop David has served for 14 years in the Archdiocese of North America. In the press release, the clergy and their congregations express their thanks to His Holiness for choosing Bishop David who will be enthroned in this new diocese in November 16-17 by His Holiness and the Holy Synod.