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Church of Russia

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website=[http://www.patriarchia.ru/ Russian Orthodox Church]
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The '''Russian Orthodox Churchof Russia''', also referred to known officially as the '''Moscow Patriarchate''', '''Russian Orthodox Church''' and also referred to as the '''Church of RussiaMoscow Patriarchate''', is one of the [[autocephalous]] Local Orthodox Churches, ranking fifth after the Churches of [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]], [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]], [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]], and [[Church of Jerusalem|Jerusalem]]. It exercises [[jurisdiction]] over the Orthodox Christians living in the former member republics of the USSR and their diasporas abroad. It also exercises jurisdiction over the autonomous [[Church of Japan]] and the Orthodox Christians living in the People's Republic of China. The current Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia is His Holiness [[Kyrill I (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Cyril Kyrill I]].
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