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During the session held on 29th December 2020, the Holy Synod members discussed an issue of convening the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church in 2021 (Minutes No. 103).

According to the Statute of the Russian Orthodox Church (Chapter III, par. 3), “the Bishops’ Council shall be convened by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (or the Locum Tenens) and the Holy Synod no less than once in four years.” The previous regular Bishops’ Council took place on 29th November – 2nd December 2017.

The Holy Synod resolved to convene the next Bishops’ Council on 15th – 18th November 2021.

In preparation for the Bishops’ Council, a plenary session of the Inter-Council Presence will be held from 26th to 28th May 2021.

DECR Communication Service