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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church
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27 May 2022 year 12:04

On May 27, 2022, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill opened the meeting by presenting its agenda.

The list of the Holy Synod permanent members includes Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine; Metropolitan Vladimir of Chişinău and All Moldova; Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, head of the Metropolitan area in the Republic of Kazakhstan; Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, head of the Metropolitan area of Central Asia; Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga; Metropolitan Pavel of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; Metropolitan Veniamin of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus; and Metropolitan Dionisy of Voskresensk, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Invited to take part in the Synod’s summer sessions (March-August) were Metropolitan Innokenty of Vilnius and Lithuania; Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary; Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomysk; Metropolitan Artemy of Khabarovsk and Priamurye; and Bishop Mefody of Kamensk-Uralsky and Kamyshlov.

In view of the current international situation, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, as well as Metropolitan Innokenty of Vilnius and Lithuania and Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary have not arrived at the meeting.

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