Budapest Cathedral of the Assumption remains under the Moscow Patriarchate
- 2005.08.26 Interfax:
26 August 2005, 13:17
Budapest Cathedral of the Assumption remains under the Moscow
Budapest, August 26, Interfax - The Supreme Court of the Hungarian
Republic ruled that the Budapest Cathedral of the Assumption claimed
by the Patriarchate of Constantinople would stay under the
jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The case was taken to court in 2001 by the Patriarchate of
Constantinople with the aim to transfer the Cathedral of the
Assumption to the jurisdiction of the Hungarian Exarchate established
by Constantinople in 1995. However, the plaintiff did not manage to
produce the required documents, the official site of the Russian
Church reports Friday.
The Cathedral of the Assumption was built at the end of the 15th
century and belonged to the jurisdiction of the Serbian bishop of
Buda till the mid-20th century. On the repeated requests of the
parishioners the church moved to the Moscow Patriarchate jurisdiction
in 1950 as the cathedral church by the decision of the church
authorities, and now this status will be preserved by the decision of
the secular authorities of Hungary.