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Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)

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Recent History: reversion
In February 2005 His Grace Archbishop Hilarion received into the Diocese clergy and parishioners of the [[Gereja Orthodox Indonesia|Indonesian Orthodox Church]] who were formerly under the jurisdiction of the [[Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia]] ([[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]]), and there are now a growing number of parishes and mission centres scattered throughout Indonesia.
The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, as a part of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, was is involved in the process to reenter communion with the [[Church of Russia]], but in more recent times has distanced itself from the process{{citation}}. The majority of laity and clergy in Australia are opposed to reunion with Moscow without substantial concessions from Moscow{{citation}}. Those concessions are not forthcoming in the latest version of the Act of Reunification proposed by Moscow and approved by four of the eight bishops of ROCOR in September 2006. Consequently, ROCOR is facing grave difficulties over this issue{{citation}}.

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