Constantinople reportedly dissolves Archdiocese of Russian Churches in Western Europe

Constantinople, November 27, 2018

According to an as yet unconfirmed report from, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which opened its latest session today, has decided to dissolve the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe, officially the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of the Russian Tradition in Western Europe, by repealing the Patriarchal Tomos of 1999. Orthodoxie references its own informed sources.

The Greek news agency Romfea is reporting the same.

The Synod is also expected to announce the date for the long-awaited Ukrainian “unification council” at its current session which runs through Thursday.

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