The Synod of the Church of Alexandria, which is considered the second oldest in the Orthodox world after Constantinople, excluded the head of the Moscow Patriarchate from the commemoration Kirill (Gundyaeva). This is reported Romfea.

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At the meeting of the Synod, the issue of the illegal entry of the Russian Orthodox Church into the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in Africa under the coordination of Metropolitan Leonid Gorbachev was considered.

By decision of the clergy, Leonid was defrocked for a number of canonical offenses. The synod condemned “the new ecclesiastical-political” theories “about the distribution of the “Russian world” around the world along national lines.”

Also, after Cyril’s silence for many months on written protests to him about interfering in the affairs of the patriarchy in Africa, the Church of Alexandria suspended the commemoration of his name for an indefinite period.

  • The Orthodox Church of Ukraine calls on the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and primates of local Orthodox churches attract Gundyaeva to canonical responsibility and deprive him of the patriarchal throne.
  • Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Gundyaev has been supporting the Putin regime in every possible way, and in his sermons repeats the false and absurd narratives of the Kremlin, “blesses” war criminals in the person of Russian soldiers for the war against Ukraine.

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Dmitro Grinichenko

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