2018-10-16 11:45:00

Holy Synod of Russian Orthodox Church appoints new bishops to administer parishes in Europe, U.S

Minsk, October 16, Interfax - The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has made some reshuffles among the bishops governing its parishes in Europe and the United States.

In particular, Bishop John (Roshchin), the former administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the U.S., has been transferred to Italy; Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, the administrator of the Russian Orthodox Church's diocese in Great Britain and Ireland, has been appointed provisionally to administer the U.S. parishes, the Synod said in its decisions published on the Moscow Patriarchate's website.

With the appointment of the new administrator of the Russian Orthodox Church's parishes in Italy, Archbishop Antonius of Vienna and Budapest has been relieved of this duty, it said.