February 29, 1996

Russian Orthodox suspend ties with Ecumenical Patriarch

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c. 1996 Religion News Service (RNS)-As the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Aleksy II presided at a liturgy Feb. 23 in Moscow’s Cathedral of the Epiphany, he omitted from the day’s prayers the name of the pre-eminent leader of Orthodox Christians worldwide, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I. It was a startling omission, the first time in the […]

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