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Catholic parishes in Crimea re-register with Russian authorities

January 22, 2015

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Heeding Russian law, the Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, whose territory includes Crimea, has reregistered its parishes with the Russian government.

“Today we sent the documents to Moscow and are waiting for answers,” said Auxiliary Bishop Jacek Pyl, according to the Religious Information Service of Ukraine.

Russia annexed Crimea, which had previously been Ukrainian territory, in March 2014.


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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Jan. 22, 2015 6:31 PM ET USA

    Now that wasn't so difficult was it?