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Russian Orthodox Church Has over 16,000 Parishes in Russia - 25 March, 2003 - News - Comments

There are 16,195 registered parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church on Russian territory, with a total of 17,480 serving priests and deacons. These figures were quoted in an appeal by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II, made public at the diocesan assembly of Moscow's clergy in Moscow on Tuesday.

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