Exarch for Africa: Lira Orthodox community in Uganda joins Russian Church

14 February 2022 20:52
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Exarch for Africa: Lira Orthodox community in Uganda joins Russian Church

The priests and the Orthodox community of Lira city in Uganda decided to move to the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Orthodox community of the city of Lira in Uganda expressed its desire to join the Patriarchal Exarchate in Africa. Metropolitan Leonid of Klin, Exarch of the Russian Orthodox Church for Africa, announced this on his Telegram channel.

Priest George Maksimov visited the community in Lira as part of a missionary group.

“After a long and detailed conversation, the three priests and the entire community jointly decided to transfer to the Russian Orthodox Church,” said Metropolitan Leonid.

Earlier, the UOJ reported that on February 13, 2022, the first liturgy was celebrated in Uganda on the antimension of the Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church in Africa, which was officiated jointly by Priest Georgy Maksimov and Priest David Lakvo.

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