Moscow congregation wins registration

  • 1999-03-25
  • Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - Estonia registered the first Russian Orthodox congregation in the country March 16, a move that could improve tense relations with the mostly Russian-speaking followers of the Moscow-affiliated church.The Interior Ministry registered the Alexander Nevsky congregation of the Russian Orthodox Church under the name of the Stavropegic congregation of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn. It is the first Russian Orthodox congregation aligned with the Moscow patriarchy to be registered in Estonia since the fall of the Soviet Union, although the church as a whole is still not registered. "The reg...
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