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Russian Exarchate of Western Europe spoke about the project of joining the ROC

View 05.09.2019 at 19:24

Business newspaper "Sight"

Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox churches in Western Europe in the case of joining the Russian Orthodox Church will be the new structure of the Moscow Patriarchate, while maintaining identity and autonomy, said in a statement from the Secretariat of the Archdiocese.

the report notes that proposed in the draft canonical status is the status of full-fledged, Autonomous Archdiocese, not the status of "Patriarchal Exarchate", which was not the Archdiocese or was not even a diocese in the organization of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

"He will be a part of the Moscow Patriarchate, a new type of Church education (structures) that will be added to the Charter of the Moscow Patriarchate with the same title that other structures, such as the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, and differ from the Patriarchal Exarchate in Western Europe", – RIA "news" the message the Archdiocese.

it is Emphasized that the accession of the Russian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church is able to protect it from unexpected and arbitrary abolition. The Archdiocese will retain its legal existence under French law, which will ensure its autonomy.

the Question of accession of the Archdiocese to the Patriarchate of Moscow will be considered at the meeting of the General Assembly on Saturday, September 7.

the Archdiocese of Russian parishes in Western Europe (Russian Exarchate) was formed in 1924 and later became part of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and had the status of the Patriarchal Exarchate.

In 2018 the Patriarchate of Constantinople decided to abolish the status of the Patriarchal Exarchate of the Archdiocese, which meant her actual abolition as a separate structure and subordination are about 120 parishes of the metropolises of Western Europe. In 2019, the extraordinary General meeting of the Archdiocese refused to comply with the decree of Constantinople and decided to revise the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese.

Newspaper OPINION spoke in detail about the choice facing Orthodox believers in Europe.

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