Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia

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The Orthodox Church in Italy (Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia) is under the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of Greek Old Calendarists movement.


The Orthodox Church in Italy was founded in 1991 by Antonio (De Rosso), bishop of Aprilia and Latium under the jurisdiction of Metr. Cyprian. Bp. Antonio is a former Roman Catholic priest.

In 1993, the church joined the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and in 1995 Bp. Antonio was enthroned as Bishop of Ravenna and Italy. After 1997, the Orthodox Church in Italy remained linked with Patr. Pimen's Bulgarian Alternative Synod and Bp. Antonio was elevated to Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy. During that year, the Orthodox Church in Italy was recognized as an autonomous church, and Metr. Antonio became a full member of Pimen's Holy Synod. The Orthodox Church in Italy is in full communion with Bulgarian Alternative Synod, Montenegrin Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchate, Macedonian Orthodox Church, and some small churches.

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