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Extreme challenge by Moscow: It wants to establish an exarchate in Turkey

exarchateThe Russian Orthodox Church seems to be determined to create tension that will reach even the rift by directly challenging and challenging the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Just a few days after the decision of the Moscow Patriarchate to establish a “Russian Exarchate in Africa,” an action which caused the grief of Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria, the Moscow Patriarchate does not preclude the possibility of establishing a “Russian Exarchate in Turkey,” as reported by ertnews.gr.  --  In an interview with Ria Novosti, the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk and chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion said: “The Russian Orthodox Church cannot refuse to nurture the Orthodox in Turkey.”

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