‘Vast majority’ of Russian priests in Western Europe leave Ecumenical Patriarchate for Moscow
October 01, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: The Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox churches in Western Europe was established in 1921. After Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople dissolved the archdiocese in 2018 in an attempt to place its faithful under the jurisdiction of local Orthodox bishops, the archbishop (Archbishop John of Charioupolis) placed himself under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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