Sunday, November 17, 2019

ROC MP Ready to Send Priests to Russian Military Bases Abroad to Serve as Chaplains

Paul Goble

            Staunton, November 14 – Reflecting the Moscow Patriarchate’s desire to be useful and the Kremlin’s plans to increase Russia’s military presence abroad, the Patriarchate’s education department has asked the heads of religious training schools to inform their students that they may at their desire serve three-year terms as chaplains at Russian military bases abroad.

            A photograph of the signed circular letter has been posted on an Orthodox affairs portal ( It has not yet been included on the websites of the ROC MP, however.

           Up to now, the church has sent its priests as chaplains to military units inside the Russian Federation but not abroad. 

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