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Belarus: Orthodox body seeks autocephalous status

September 21, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Belarus, an Eastern European nation of 9.6 million, is 48% Orthodox and 7% Catholic. The Belarusian Orthodox Church is under the control of the Moscow Patriarchate; the much smaller Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church is seeking an independent status that is recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople—in effect, a canonically recognized independence from Moscow.

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