Russian Orthodox in Ireland seek equal status with Catholics
Catholic World News - September 13, 2010
Moscow's Patriarch Kirill has asked the government of Ireland to give the Russian Orthodox Church the same legal standing as the Catholic Church.
Meeting in Moscow with Ireland's President Mary McAleese-- who is making her first official visit to Russia-- Patriarch Kirill protested that in Ireland, Russian Orthodox parishes are recognized only as "charitable organizations."
There are about 1,500 Russian Orthodox faithful in Ireland.
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