The Statement was adopted at an extraordinary session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on 14 September 2018 (Minutes No. 69).
In view of the uncanonical interference of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in the internal affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church decided...
This action, taken by His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew and his fellow archpastors, threatens the unity of Holy Orthodoxy.
The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its resolute protest against and deep indignation at the communique published on September 7, 2018, by the Chief Secretariat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople Holy Synod announcing the appointment of two hierarchs of this Church as ‘exarchs’ of the Patriarchate of…