The former community of the Alexandrian Church in the town of Lira (Uganda) decided to transfer to the Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church in Africa. The Patriarchal Exarch Metropolitan of Klin Leonid (Gorbachev) announced this in his Telegram.
The community was visited by a missionary of the Russian Orthodox Church, Fr. Georgy Maksimov.
“Uganda. Town of Lira. We visited the priests and the community. After a long, detailed conversation, the decision was made jointly. Outcome: 3 priests and the entire community are moving to the Russian Orthodox Church,” said Metropolitan Leonid, posting a photo of the moment the oath was signed.
Earlier it was reported that the clergy of the Church of Alexandria, in retaliation, blocked access to water for the Orthodox community in Tanzania, which had transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church.