Basilio (Grillo Miceli) of Ravenna and L'Aquila

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Metropolitan Basilio (Grillo Miceli) was an Italian Orthodox bishop who claimed the title of Metropolitan of Ravenna, L'Aquila and Italy.


Metr. Basilio was born on July 18, 1937, in Vittoria (near Ragusa, Sicily). In 1981 he was ordained a priest in the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1995 he became bishop of Ostia under the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada - Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate. In 1996 he became Archbishop of Ostia.

In 2008 he joined the Orthodox Church in Italy, as vicar of Metropolitan Antonio as Archbishop of Florence. After Metropolitan Antonio's death, the Bulgarian Alternative Synod refused to recognize him as Primate and he left the Church to create a new "Orthodox Church of Italy" (Chiesa Ortodossa d'Italia). His Synod had two bishops. He died in Rome on December 19, 2021, following Covid-19 complications.