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Cathedral ROC thinks about defrocked Chukchi Bishop

June 26 2008

Experts from the number of Orthodox priests declared that the fate of the infamous Bishop of Anadyr and Chukotka Diomede can decide how the ROC Council of Bishops and the church court, which was specially created for this purpose. The Case of the renegade priest has received a great response.

"Archbishop Diomede still a bishop, this case may be considered not only by the court, but the cathedral and as the highest authority," - said the Archbishop of Stavropol and Vladikavkaz Feofan. He noted "the importance of established-church vessels, three instances. "The first trial - the diocesan, the second - the general church, and the third - the Council of Bishops" - said the hierarch.

In turn, an expert in church law Archpriest Vladislav Tsypin also noted that the case of Bishop Diomede "can be considered the general church court, and can be viewed in the past." "Because of the resonance it can be examined here, the Council of Bishops" - quoted expert RIA Novosti.

Recall that a working group of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church recommended deprive san Chukotka bishop, with the filing by the Web actively distributed open letters and appeals, which contain calls to isolate the ROC, the elimination of the Department for External Church Relations, renounce communion with believers of other religions, of TIN, passport of the modern sample, mobile phones, as well as criticism of the clergy.

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