Communiqué of the Council of the Archdiocese of 15th December 2018

Following the Pastoral Assembly held on 15th December at the Church of St Sergius, in which nearly all the clergy of the Archdiocese took part, His Eminence Archbishop John of Charioupolis, ruling Archbishop of the Orthodox Churches of Russian Tradition in Western Europe, in consultation with the Council of the Archdiocese which met immediately after the Pastoral Assembly, has convened an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Diocesan Governing Union of Russian Orthodox Associations in Western Europe, of which he is the President.

The Extraordinary General Assembly, convened by implementation of Article 34 of the Statutes, will take place on Saturday, 23rd February 2019, in Paris. It will gather together all the clergy and the lay delegates from the parishes and communities of the Archdiocese.

Agenda: Deliberation on the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to ‘reorganise the status of the Exarchate’ published in the Communiqué of 29th November 2018 from the Holy Synod.