Archbishop says Russian church in the north ‘unacceptable’

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Archbishop Chrysostomos said the presence of a self-proclaimed Russian Orthodox Church in the north is unacceptable but nothing can be done to remove it as it lies in occupied territory.

Reports suggested a Russian clergyman by the name Alexei Ivanov was operating as the head of a parish in Kyrenia for about a year.

The Russian embassy distanced itself from the individual and the parish, saying Ivanov had no ties to Russian Orthodox Church and never had any.

Instead he “calls himself a clergyman of the ‘Russian Orthodox Church Abroad’,” a...


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Archbishop says Russian church in the north ‘unacceptable’


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