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New Moscow governor appointed to head the Russian Orthodox Archdiocese of Budapest and Hungary

Metropolitan Hilarion has been appointed governor of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Budapest and Hungary, MTI writes. Until now, Mark was the metropolitan head of the diocese, and he is now replaced by a high-ranking colleague from Moscow.

Patriarch Hilarion Kirill, in his 56th year, has been responsible for the foreign affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church for 13 years since his election. After studying in Moscow, he received a doctorate in philosophy and theology from Oxford University. He served in Lithuania in various ecclesiastical positions, and from 1995 to 2001 he held the position of Secretary of the Moscow Patriarchate for Christian Affairs and taught at several universities, including the United States and Great Britain.

Hilarion is in Moscow.

Photo: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

The fate of the DC Mark will not be addressed in a statement issued by MTI. In any case, Patriarch Kirill will appoint one of his highest subordinates in Budapest when Viktor Urban He saved his western fortune. Incidentally, the Hungarian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church owes a lot to the Hungarian government. in 2017 They received 2.4 billion forints To renovate a church and build a new church. HUF 2.4 billion has been transferred from the payments line of the budget to the European Union.

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