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Suspended ROC cleric received by "Archdiocese of W. European Parishes"

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    [English text posted on the MP website] http://www.mospat.ru/index.php?page=29552 Suspended cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 9, 2006
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      [English text posted on the MP website]

      http://www.mospat.ru/index.php?page=29552 Suspended cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church admitted to ‘the Archdiocese of Russian Western European Parishes’
      The Exarchate of the Western European Orthodox Russian Parishes (Patriarchate of Constantinople) has officially reported that the Rev. Miron Bogutsky has been recently incorporated in the clergy of the Exarchate.



      Miron Bogutsy, who was ordained as priest by Archbishop Juvenaly of Irkutsk and Chita in 1984, was suspended in 1993 by His Eminence Juvenaly when he was Archbishop of Kursk and Rylsk. He was suspended for the willful abandonment of the parish, systematic use of spirits and a fight with parishioners.

      In this connection, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, sent a protest to the head of the Exarchate, Archbishop Gabriel of Comana, pointing out that it is admissible [sic]* to grant admission to the clergy entrusted to his care to a former priest who he has not only failed to ask for a canonical letter of release but is also suspended.

      *The context and the Russian original make it obvious that the word should be INADMISSIBLE.



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