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Russian Orthodox Patriarch to dedicate new cathedral in Paris

December 02, 2016

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow will dedicate a new cathedral in Paris this weekend.

The cathedral of the Holy Trinity, located near the Seine just a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower, is an imposing structure with five golden domes. Its opening signals the new vigor of the Orthodox faith in the French capital.

The cathedral’s dedication ceremony had originally been planned in September, with Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled to attend. It was postponed because of international tensions.

 
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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Dec. 03, 2016 12:04 AM ET USA

    But isn't Paris in the Pope's Canonical Territory? How can Patriarch Kiril build churches in the Pope's canonical territory?