December 25, 2015
The Moscow Patriarchate has created a new diocese in the Yaroslavl Region and two parishes in Europe.
In accordance with the decision made by the Russian Church Synod on Thursday, the Pereslavl Diocese has been formed within the administrative borders of the Bolsheselsky, Borisoglebsky, Myshkin, Pereslavl and Uglich districts of the Yaroslavl Region. The new diocese is led by Hegumen Fyodor (Kazanov).
Two new parishes, in the city of Montgeron, France, and in the city of Vila-Seca, Spain, have been included in the Diocese of Korsun.
The Synod also dismissed Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov from the post of rector of the church of Andrew the First-Called in Naples, Italy, and placed him into the service of Patriarch Kirill.