Russian church founds diocese in Yaroslavl, parishes in France, Spain

Two new parishes will be in Montgeron and Vila-Seca

The Moscow patriarchate has created a new diocese in Yaroslavl region and two parishes in Europe.

In accordance with the decision made by the Russian Church Synod on Dec. 24, the Pereslavl diocese has been formed in the administrative borders of the Bolsheselsky, Borisoglebsky, Myshkin, Pereslavl and Uglich districts of the Yaroslavl region. The new diocese is led by Hegumen Fyodor (Kazanov).

Two new parishes, in the city of Montgeron, France, and in the city of Vila-Seca, Spain, have been included in the Diocese of Korsun.

The Synod also dismissed Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov from the post of father superior of the Church of Andrei Pervozvanny in Naples, Italy, and placed him into the service of Patriarch Kirill.

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