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The Moscow Patriarch to be elected on Jan 27

Moscow, January 20, Interfax - Candidates for Moscow Patriarchal See will be elected at the Archbishop Council on January 25, while the Patriarch will be elected on the first day of work of the Local Council, on January 27, a statement posted on the official website of the Councils reads.

The agenda of the Local Council stipulates that the election of the Patriarch will take place at 5.30 p.m. Moscow time: the final part of the first day of the Council after its program, the order of meetings and the election of its working bodies and the procedure of electing a new Patriarch are approved.

711 people are to participate in the Council work. The Russian Church has parishes in 12 CIS countries (apart from Russia) and in 51 states of other foreign countries.


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