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Patriarchs at war as Russian ‘cancels’ Alexandrian from prayers

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Photo: Gavriil Grigorov/Tass/PA Images

The Patriarchate of Alexandria has become the latest to recognise Ukraine’s new independent Orthodox church, prompting angry reactions from Russian leaders who bitterly opposed its establishment by the Ecumenical Patriarchate a year ago.

In a brief statement during a Cairo service, Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All-Africa said the recognition had been conferred after “many prayers and consultations” among his senior clergy. Meanwhile, in a second message to his bishops, published by Greece’s Orthodox Romfea news agency, Theodore confirmed the move, adding that it had followed “mature reflection” and many personal talks, and been taken out of “concern for peace and the Orthodox churches’ unity and wellbeing”.
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Posted: November 11, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10688
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Moscow Patriarchate, Ukraine, Ukrainian Orthodox
Transmis : 11 novembre 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10688
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Moscow Patriarchate, Ukraine, Ukrainian Orthodox