AOI Observer: Patriach Kirill on Chambesy

February 4, 2010

The AOI Observer reports on recent statements from Russia’s Patriarch Kirill regarding the Chambesy conference. Chambesy is historic in that it sets the ground for Orthodox jurisdictional unity in America, as well as defines relationships between the churches and ways of gaining autocephaly. One quote:

‘Our Church has showed the necessary flexibility in the approach to this issue’, His Holiness informed the gathering. ‘For the sake of church peace we agreed to have the bishops’ assemblies chaired in accordance with diptychs.

However, the powers of the chairmen and the bishops’ assemblies themselves   were defined very clearly. As we  insisted, all their decisions will be made only by consensus.

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