Antonio (de Rosso) of Ravenna

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'''Antonio De Rosso''' is the current head of the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]] and the Metropolitan of [[Ravenna]] and [[Italy]].
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'''Antonio De Rosso''' is the current head of the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]] and the [[Metropolitan]] of [[Ravenna (Italy)|Ravenna]] and [[Italy]].
  
'''Metropolitan Antonio''' was born in 1941 in [[Farra di Soligo]] (near [[Treviso]], [[Veneto]]) and in 1968 was ordained priest of the [[Roman Catholic Church]]. Then he converted to [[Orthodox Church|Orthodoxy]] and in 1986 he became bishop of Aprilia and Latium under the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of [[Greek Old Calendarists]] movement. In 1991 he founded the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]]. In 1993 bishop Antonio joined [[Bulgarian Orthodox Church]] and in 1995 was enthroned bishop of [[Ravenna (Italy)|Ravenna]] and [[Italy]]. After 1997 the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]] remained linked with Patriarch Pimen's [[Bulgarian Alternative Synod]] and bishop Antonio became Metropolitan of Ravenna and [[Italy]]. In the same year Metropolitan Antonio became a full member of Pimen's Saint Synod, as the head of the autonomous Orthodox Church in Italy.  
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==Life==
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Metr. Antonio was born in 1941 in [[Farra di Soligo]] (near Treviso, Veneto). In 1968 he was ordained a [[priest]] in the [[Roman Catholic Church]]. In 1986, after his conversion to [[Orthodox Church|Orthodoxy]] he was named [[bishop]] of Aprilia and Latium under the jurisdiction of Metr. Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of [[Greek Old Calendarists]] movement. In 1991 he founded the Orthodox Church in Italy. In 1993 Bp. Antonio joined [[Bulgarian Orthodox Church]], and in 1995 was enthroned bishop of Ravenna and Italy. After 1997 the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]] remained linked with Patriarch Pimen's [[Bulgarian Alternative Synod]] and Bp. Antonio became Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy. In the same year Metr. Antonio became a full member of Pimen's [[Holy Synod]], as the head of the autonomous Orthodox Church in Italy.  
  
'''Metropolitan Antonio''''s apostolic succession derives from Metropolitan Cyprian (Old Calendarist). In 1993 he introduced the reformed Julian calendar into the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]].
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Metr. Antonio's apostolic succession derives from Metr. Cyprian (Old Calendarist). In 1993 he introduced the reformed Julian calendar into the Orthodox Church in Italy.
  
 
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Antonio De Rosso is the current head of the Orthodox Church in Italy and the Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy.

Life

Metr. Antonio was born in 1941 in Farra di Soligo (near Treviso, Veneto). In 1968 he was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. In 1986, after his conversion to Orthodoxy he was named bishop of Aprilia and Latium under the jurisdiction of Metr. Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of Greek Old Calendarists movement. In 1991 he founded the Orthodox Church in Italy. In 1993 Bp. Antonio joined Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and in 1995 was enthroned bishop of Ravenna and Italy. After 1997 the Orthodox Church in Italy remained linked with Patriarch Pimen's Bulgarian Alternative Synod and Bp. Antonio became Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy. In the same year Metr. Antonio became a full member of Pimen's Holy Synod, as the head of the autonomous Orthodox Church in Italy.

Metr. Antonio's apostolic succession derives from Metr. Cyprian (Old Calendarist). In 1993 he introduced the reformed Julian calendar into the Orthodox Church in Italy.

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