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on May 21, 2015 in World News

Moscow Patriarchate: China Authorizes Ordination of Orthodox Priests

Moscow Patriarchate: China Authorizes Ordination of Orthodox Priests Metropolitan Hilarion, the Moscow Patriarchate’s ‘foreign minister’, made the announcement after meeting leaders of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs In order to compensate for its isolation from the West over the Ukrainian crisis, Moscow has revived its strategic alliance with Beijing, a step that includes the Church. Indeed, for the first time in 60 years, the People’s Republic of China has authorised the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, made the announcement after an official… View Article

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