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wikipedia.org The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has withdrawn membership in the Austrian Bishops’ Conference, RIA Novosti reports. According to Protodeacon Viktor Shilovsky, the Secretary of the Vienna and the Austrian diocese, this was due to the decision taken by the ROC Synod to break off relations with the...

17.10.2018 Subject: Religion

proza.ru The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has decided to cut all ties with Constantinople Patriarchate in response to its actions, TASS reports. Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew announced his intention to give autocephaly to the schismatic church in Ukraine. ...

16.10.2018 Subject: Religion

pixabay.com The Ukrainian lawmakers did not dispose the right to ask the Patriarchate of Constantinople for autocephaly, Interfax news agency cites a court appeal. The two communities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church made the claim: the Gorodnitsky monastery near Zhitomir and the Church of Saint Nicholas of the Berdyansk eparchy. ...

11.10.2018 Subject: Religion


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