“It is communicated that on Saturday, May 4, 2019, His All-Holiness the Patriarch [Bartholomew] received in audience His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, who informed him of various questions concerning his diocese. Then His Eminence the Archbishop submitted in writing his resignation from the throne of the Holy Archbishopric of America, of which he was the pastor loved by God for two decades. This resignation will be presented by the Patriarch before the Holy Synod at its session next Thursday, May 9”.
This resignation is not a surprise. Actually, the Patriarch had repeatedly and unsuccessfully asked Archbishop Demetrios, 91, to leave his post. The Archbishop had finally offered to resign after Pascha 2019, a commitment that has now been honored.
Source in Greek