Russian Church reunification is main event of 2007 - Alexy II
Moscow, December 13, Interfax - The reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church
"The Act of Canonical Communication between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
The Moscow Patriarchate has about 700 dioceses abroad, including about 300 dioceses controlled by the ROCOR, he said.
The patriarch stressed the importance of closer contacts with Russians living abroad, "it is very important to unite the Russian world, which is linked to the home country through Orthodox dioceses. We must not lose this link," he said.
The patriarch commented on his recent visit to a ROCOR church in
"The head of the Russian Orthodox Church paid his first-ever visit to a ROCOR church. I did not see any signs of the former alienation," he said.