Following the repose of Metropolitan Vitaly, the ROCIE has broken into several rival jurisdictions. In 2006
, the group's only legitimate bishop, [[Varnava (Prokofiev) of Cannes]] asked to return, and was re-accepted into the [[ROCOR]]. Following bitter infighting and accusation of misusing Metropolitan Vitaly, the group splintered into five factions.
A group of clergy and parishioners from Bp. Varnava's Western European diocese joined the [[Russian True Orthodox Church]] , a self-proclaimed offshoot of ROCOR's activity in Russia in the 1990's. * A group called the "Russian Orthodox Church" (Rossiiskaya Pravoslavnaya Tserkov'), commonly referred to as RosPTs, RossPTs, or ROCIE (A), headed by Nikita Orlov ("Metropolitan Anthony of Moscow and All Russia, Los Angeles and All Abroad"). The group includes Victor Pivovarov, "Bishop of Slavyansk and Southern Russia. [http://www.mansonville.org/ ROCIE (A)(A)]. * A group splintering from the Nikita Orlov, which also uses the name "Russian Orthodox Church" (RosPTs), commonly referred to as the ROCIE(A)(D) or the "Zinoviev-Balabanov faction". It is headed by Damaskin Balabanov and Ioann Zinoviev. [http://www. ispovednik.org/ ROCIE(A)(D)] * A group still using the name "Russian Orthodox Church in Exile", headed out of Mansonville, Canada, by Vladimir Tselischev. It is commonly called the ROCIE(V)(V). [http://www.roca- sobor. org/ru ROCIE(V)(V)] * A group (the ROCIE(V)(A)) headed out of Moldova by Anthony Rudei<ref>[http:// www. roca-sobor. org/ ru/documents/epistle_to_roca Extraordinary Statement (of the ROCIE(V)(V)]</ref>
According to its website, the ROCIE( V)( V) currently has twelve [[parish]]es, missions and home [[chapel]]s, along with one convent, in the United States; eight parishes, missions and chapels, along with two [[monasticism|monastic]] [[skete]]s, in Canada; two parishes and one convent in South America; eleven parishes and missions in Europe; and a "[[deanery]]" of [ [clergy]] and monastics in Russia, at twenty-three parishes and three monasteries. The membership figures of the other ROCIEs are unknown . The various ROCIEs may have a handful of clergy and laymen throughout the world which hold allegiance to them but may not have any parish associated with them, and a number of communities across Russia which remain unlisted to avoid unwanted attention from the state.
The various ROCIEs do not maintain [[communion]] with each other or with any other jurisdiction.
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