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On January 8, 2019, the Second Day of the Feast of the Nativity, the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos, after the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Cathedral of the Dormition in Budapest, Archbishop Anthony of Budapest and Vienna held a conference of the diocese of Budapest clergy.

Among the topics of the meeting was the difficult situation of Orthodoxy in Ukraine and the anti-canonical actions of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople who entered in the Eucharistic communion with representatives of the schismatic groups.

Each of the priests and deacons present at the meeting had an opportunity to freely express his opinion on the problem under discussion. Many of the speakers referred to their own experience of contacts with brothers in faith in Ukraine.

As a result of the open and confidential discussion, solidarity was expressed with the stand taken by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod in this difficult situation.

The diocesan clergy asked Archbishop Anthony to convey to His Holiness Patriarch Krill their assurances of filial love and constant support in prayer, the diocesan site reports.

DECR Communication Service