The news about accepting the leader and parishes of the “Russian exarchate” under jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church inspired parishioners of the exarchate’s cathedral in France reported Interfax.
“I’ve just talked to a cleric of St. Alexander of Neva Cathedral in Paris. The church was full at the liturgy, parishioners with tears in their eyes thanked Archbishop John for a long-awaited decision,” deputy administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate Bishop Savva wrote in his Telegram channel.
Many people came from other parishes and conveyed their gratitude to Patriarch Kirill, he said. “Now we are with our Patriarch and with our Church”, they said.
“The joyful weariness from successful overcoming a long way was in the air,” the bishop cited his interlocutor.