Ecumenical Patriarchate dissolves Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe
The Ecumenical Patriarchate has dissolved the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe.
"From informed sources, we learned that the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate gathered today at the Phanar. They have just decided to dissolve the Archdiocese of the Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe by repealing the Patriarchal Tomos of 1999," Orthodoxie.com wrote.
The official statement with details is yet to be released, the report says.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on October 11, following a meeting of the Synod of the Constantinople Patriarchate, a decision was made public that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded to granting autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine.
The letter of the Synod of 1686 was also canceled, thus pulling Ukraine Church from under the jurisdiction of Moscow. Decisions on excommunication of heads of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Filaret and Makariy, were also lifted.
On October 15, the Russian Orthodox Church decided to break the eucharistic communication with the Ecumenical Patriarchate.