Russland: Orthodox Church accepts UOC Diocese of Rovenky into its subordination
It is noted that the diocesan bishop and the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Rovenky appealed to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and the Synod with a request to transfer the diocese entrusted to him to the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch and the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. It is noted that on May 27, this year, the Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church granted diocesan bishops "the right to independently make decisions on certain issues of diocesan life that fall within the competence of the Holy Synod or The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, with subsequent, when the possibility is restored, informing the hierarchy" (paragraph 7).
"In response to the appeal of His Grace Archbishop Arkady of Rovenkovsky and Sverdlovsk, based on the need to maintain an effective canonical and administrative connection with the Central Church authorities for the successful flow of church life in the Diocese of Rovenky, taking into account the practical impossibility of regular communication of this diocese with the Kyiv Metropolia, to accept the Diocese of Rovenky into direct canonical and administrative subordination to the patriarch of Moscow and all Russia and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church,” the Synod's journals say.
Immediately after this Council, three Crimean dioceses of the UOC-MP were transferred in direct subordination to the Russian Orthodox Church. (Quelle: www.risu.ua, 14. Oktober 2022)