Religion: Tikhon and Metataxis

The most conflicting rumors in regard to the religious situation in Russia agree on this: the Patriarch Tikhon, of Moscow, was unfrocked by the recent " All-Russian " council of the Greek Orthodox Church. The council was captured by radicals, and the Patriarch Tikhon, who was in a Soviet prison at the time, was unfrocked without a hearing. No man was put in his place, the church radicals believing in a more democratic form of church government. Tikhon, according to one report, was poisoned in prison. More recent reports assert that he...

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