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Russian Orthodox report 1,000 new parishes per year

January 29, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: The Russian Orthodox Church has reported that about 1,000 new parishes have opened each year during the 10-year leadership of Patriarch Kirill. There are now 38,000 Russian Orthodox parishes.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 29, 2019 8:35 PM ET USA

    A brief tally: Russia - opening 1,000 parishes per year. USA - closing 1,000 parishes per year? If accurate, what's wrong with this picture?